Is it ok to ask for some help in converting code from another programming language into Mathematica code? I can't find anywhere on the internet to get such help, and perhaps seeing code snippets converted would be beneficial to others looking to do the same. They'd be able to follow how each line was revised for Mathematica, and better understand both languages similarities and differences. I realize there's some selfishness in this request, but I'm unsure where to get help, and don't want to have to learn a complete other programming language, when I'm still trying to get the finer points of Mathematica.
Personally, I don't like such questions and would prefer that they not be asked on this site. However, my impression is that I am very much in the minority -- perhaps a minority of one.
So I'll say that is OK to ask such questions if they are well focused. The foreign code should not be too long. Dumping a complete Java program onto the site and asking for a translation will probably not be popular.