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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2007. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 21st.

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View Poll Results: Programming Language of the Year
PHP 136 13.78%
Perl 77 7.80%
Python 215 21.78%
Ruby 74 7.50%
Java 108 10.94%
C 138 13.98%
C++ 167 16.92%
Lisp 18 1.82%
Smalltalk 4 0.41%
erlang 4 0.41%
Haskell 17 1.72%
C# 25 2.53%
JavaFX Script 4 0.41%
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Old 01-19-2008, 07:09 AM   #76
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R is quite specialised though, whereas most (or all) of the others are general purpose.
 
Old 01-20-2008, 03:24 AM   #77
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Cannot argue much about this. There are however several arguments for including R in the polls: it is (although specific) a veritable programming language (1), it has a continuously growing community (2), and it is often perceived as a quality open-source package, that threatens proprietary packages, like SAS, for example (3).

It would be an idea to create a "Statistical package" poll, but it would always, I imagine, have one winner. And then, would the GUI that exist as R modules or are built on top of it fit this poll?

The rant appart, I feel it would be nice if there was some poll where people had R as a voting option.
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:14 PM   #78
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Python, because I can actually use it.
Obviously all those polls are highly subjective. How could you possibly compare C with PHP!
 
Old 01-29-2008, 07:02 AM   #79
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you can't compair c with php. Though their syntax is a bit similar... They're used for 2 different things.
 
Old 01-30-2008, 02:07 PM   #80
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I was going to vote C, since it is my favourite language. But best of 2007? I think the award deserves to go to a language that has made a bit more of a splash. Gonna go with Java. Java 6, released last year, really added a whack load of cool features, several of which have already found a home in my projects.
 
Old 02-01-2008, 10:36 AM   #81
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Voted Haskell but it is likely that Lua is the second one, well, the third if we count on C
 
Old 02-01-2008, 10:48 AM   #82
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C is the KING for everytime!!
Cheers!
 
Old 02-01-2008, 11:45 PM   #83
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pascal and smalltalk, but i am not a programmer ..so i will not vote
 
Old 02-03-2008, 09:42 AM   #84
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still one missing and I can't vote :-)

There should certainly be [G]awk in this poll!
 
Old 02-10-2008, 04:28 PM   #85
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The worlds most reliable programming language didn't even make the list. What are we voting on? Popularity?
 
Old 02-10-2008, 06:59 PM   #86
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The worlds most reliable programming language didn't even make the list. What are we voting on? Popularity?
Allow me to ask: What are those languages? Haskell IMHO is barely known and had been proposed as a base for a secure kernel (thinking from its very design...)

However you have made a very good question. Popularity and quality tend to be confused, and that's the worse thing that could ever happen: programmers talking business-babble.

Last edited by code933k; 02-10-2008 at 07:02 PM.
 
Old 02-11-2008, 03:20 AM   #87
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What's about shell?
 
Old 02-11-2008, 08:06 AM   #88
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The worlds most reliable programming language didn't even make the list. What are we voting on? Popularity?
What language is that? Assembly?
 
Old 02-11-2008, 10:09 AM   #89
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What language is that? Assembly?
Certainly not. Assembly has no protective features whatsoever. Ada is the worlds single most reliable language.
 
Old 02-13-2008, 08:05 AM   #90
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Certainly not. Assembly has no protective features whatsoever. Ada is the worlds single most reliable language.
Ok, so you want Ada to be added to the poll?
 
  


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