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View Poll Results: Programming Language of the Year
PHP 80 13.75%
Perl 48 8.25%
Python 160 27.49%
Ruby 26 4.47%
C 79 13.57%
C++ 81 13.92%
Java 52 8.93%
Lisp 5 0.86%
Erlang 4 0.69%
Smalltalk 0 0%
Haskell 1 0.17%
C# 13 2.23%
Lua 7 1.20%
COBOL 4 0.69%
Scheme 2 0.34%
Go 10 1.72%
Groovy 4 0.69%
Fortran 4 0.69%
R 2 0.34%
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:47 PM   #91
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vala?


so I guess vala lovers should pick C?
 
Old 02-09-2010, 04:58 AM   #92
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"The most important thing in the programming language is the name. A language will not succeed without a good name. I have recently invented a very good name and now I am looking for a suitable language." (Donald Knuth)
 
Old 02-09-2010, 10:01 AM   #93
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Python Selection

It's just the new thing I am trying to come up to speed on. Seems that it is becoming more popular. Like to have something that will run on all platforms.
 
Old 02-09-2010, 10:27 AM   #94
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"The most important thing in the programming language is the name. A language will not succeed without a good name. I have recently invented a very good name and now I am looking for a suitable language." (Donald Knuth)
Ha! True enough
This is the biggest problem with 'Go'. 2.6 BILLION hits on Google for go, and their language isn't even first (the board game is).

Perhaps the second most important thing is 'cross platform' though - I'll take portability over speed for probably 60% of my code. I despise having to do lots of if_def type checks just to see if I need to make some sort of modification.
 
Old 02-09-2010, 05:59 PM   #95
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python ? ... I thought java would be first.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 01:33 PM   #96
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OMG nothing worse could have won.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 01:46 PM   #97
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I can't believe Smalltalk didn't win! Close though.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 03:00 PM   #98
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I can't believe Smalltalk didn't win! Close though.


I think a vote of 0 should lead to a de-list
 
Old 02-10-2010, 04:26 PM   #99
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Old 02-10-2010, 04:35 PM   #100
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Hi ppl

So, why should python be prefered to bash script...?

Both are interpreted, Python syntax is version dependent, bash is a standard, I think Python cannot beat bash for portability... of course python supports stuff that bash will not, but for this heavy stuff ( object oriented applications ) I think ( never used Python though ...) that Py will be quite slow, as compared to a compiled language like C++...

So, what makes Python so special...?

n00b qustion now...

BRGDS

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Old 02-10-2010, 05:02 PM   #101
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Following Alexvader's post, purely in the interest of Science I have decided to conduct a comparison between python and bash:

Code:
                               | python | bash     
-------------------------------|--------------------
 Venomous                      | no     | no
 Ability to kill small animals | yes    | no
 Is a Unix shell               | no     | yes
 Will attack humans            | yes    | sometimes
It should now be obvious why one would choose python over bash.

Last edited by carbonfiber; 02-10-2010 at 05:07 PM.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 05:19 PM   #102
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Hi Carbonfiber

ROFL

In most instances I have seen python running it is either called from bash, or launched in an executable script, #!/usr/bin/python, or called from shell to run a script , $python <myscript.py>



Can this be compiled like c++...?

I never used python anyway...

BRGDS

Alex
 
Old 02-10-2010, 05:56 PM   #103
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Hi Carbonfiber

ROFL

In most instances I have seen python running it is either called from bash, or launched in an executable script, #!/usr/bin/python, or called from shell to run a script , $python <myscript.py>



Can this be compiled like c++...?

I never used python anyway...

BRGDS

Alex
I think python is primarily used like Perl/PHP/Ruby. I don't like languages that use whitespace formatting, however, so it's not on my list
 
Old 02-10-2010, 07:57 PM   #104
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"The most important thing in the programming language is the name. A language will not succeed without a good name. I have recently invented a very good name and now I am looking for a suitable language." (Donald Knuth)
True....and i dont like snakes.
 
Old 02-11-2010, 12:59 AM   #105
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With the exception of framework hell, Java is really slick. As long as you choose the right frameworks to learn, it is a really good platform for applications. I'm really glad the "freedom" distros can include it now.

I like other languages too. Perl for prototypes and one-offs, shell script for system initialization and Slack Builds. Groovy has some cool features, like closures... still getting used to that myself.

I hope C and C++ stay as relevant in the future as they are today. I like those for certain things too.

Fortran has a special place in my heart for the old days of writing crunch code for the "Panel Methods" in Airfoil Theory.

I'll never be a one language guy... ever.
 
  


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