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Poll: Programming Language of the Year
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Programming Language of the Year

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The nominees are:

Python
PHP
Perl
Ruby
C
C++
Java
Lisp
Erlang
Haskell
C#
Lua
COBOL
Scheme
Go
Groovy
Fortran
R
Objective-C
Free Pascal
Ada
Tcl

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Old 02-19-2011, 02:29 PM   #76
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"Ada" (the programming language) is a proper name: Lady Ada Lovelace.

"ADA" is an acronym. It's most common reference is to the American Dental Association
LMAO.... you know what I mean...
 
Old 02-19-2011, 07:35 PM   #77
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First computer programmer in the mid-1800s??? That's crazy. Reminds me of something I saw on TV about a "computer" that the ancient Greeks built. Computers have been around longer than you think...
 
Old 02-19-2011, 10:59 PM   #78
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I wanted to see BASIC here...

Its what taught me the basic structure of programming...

I even implemented an RSA cryptosystem in BASIC... of course, i had to come up with my very personal implementation of Long Integers... these were strings, and each "digit" in the string was the coefficient of a power of base 255... one can represent huge integers in a "memory efficient" way, huh...!?

... i built addition, subtraction, multiplication, using a recursive divide and conquer method, before resorting to a DFFT approach, ( taking advantage of isomorphism between long integers and polynomials ), division and powers ( using shift operations ).

Modular finite arithmetics came next...

And it worked

Of course... it was a bit slower than a compiled implementation on Pascal, or C...

Pascal is what i first used to do some OOP, using TVision...

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Old 02-21-2011, 12:39 PM   #79
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Poll already closed, but my pick is Perl.
 
Old 03-02-2011, 12:06 PM   #80
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Wow - this poll is a mind bender, and pretty revealing of LQ's (and therefore Linux's?) demographic, which appears to be sysadmins, retirees and a handful of corporate SDEs and university students. Ada? FORTRAN? COBOL??? I would say this looks like the results for 1995's language of the year, but the more I look at it, I think I've just stumbled upon a parallel universe.
With not a single mention of JavaScript or ActionScript in the poll nor comments, it appears all the web developers are too busy working...
 
Old 03-04-2011, 01:09 PM   #81
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With not a single mention of JavaScript or ActionScript in the poll nor comments, it appears all the web developers are too busy working...
I'm pretty sure that it was web developers who voted for PHP.
 
Old 03-04-2011, 01:15 PM   #82
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C++ rulzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Old 03-04-2011, 01:15 PM   #83
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In the car industry I am seeing a decline in Java and an increase of Python.
 
Old 03-05-2011, 12:42 AM   #84
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With not a single mention of JavaScript or ActionScript in the poll nor comments, it appears all the web developers are too busy working...
PHP is also a Web development language and the primary means of developing forum software like vBulletin (the software used in LQ), InvisionBoard, phpBB, and FluxBB. Even though it is a full scripting language, it can be interpreted as HTML at runtime and so doesn't require a browser plugin to run.
 
Old 04-29-2011, 12:23 PM   #85
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... Never mind.

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Old 05-29-2011, 03:58 PM   #86
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Never mind. I should've said Python and Common Lisp, in that order.
I would vote for Python, if I had to pick one.
 
  


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