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View Poll Results: Programming Language of the Year
Ada 2 0.39%
Assembly 7 1.35%
AWK 3 0.58%
C 82 15.86%
C# 12 2.32%
C++ 69 13.35%
Clojure 4 0.77%
COBOL 2 0.39%
Common Lisp 3 0.58%
Erlang 0 0%
Fortran 6 1.16%
Free Pascal 17 3.29%
Go 2 0.39%
Haskell 5 0.97%
Java 33 6.38%
Javascript 13 2.51%
Lua 9 1.74%
Objective-C 1 0.19%
Perl 28 5.42%
PHP 40 7.74%
Python 148 28.63%
R 4 0.77%
Ruby 18 3.48%
Scala 1 0.19%
Scheme 5 0.97%
Tcl 3 0.58%
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:54 PM   #1
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Programming Language of the Year

A newer category that's been extremely close the last few years.

Old 12-17-2013, 01:33 AM   #2
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:52 AM   #3
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why isn't bash included in the list ?
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Originally Posted by ashwin_cse View Post
why isn't bash included in the list ?
You've probably just summoned them, or those guys who always pop up to say that bash/sh aren't really programming languages.

I think should be a valid entry, though!

Last edited by Myk267; 12-17-2013 at 11:16 AM.
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:32 PM   #5
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When it comes to efficiency, I just vote for ANSI C.

But if I think to simplicity, why not include the excellent QB64 (available for Windows, Linux and OS/X)?
Old 12-18-2013, 01:22 AM   #6
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Hands down: perl!
but being a perl5 core developer, I might be biased
For next year, there should be 2 choices: perl5 and perl6

On the bright side, even though I am currently forced to program in java, I still use perl daily, even to mass-change java code, prepare databases and database content and check resources. Without perl, my work would take twice the time I currently use.
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Old 12-18-2013, 08:59 AM   #7
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its a pity you can't vote for more than one. for compiled c is tops, for interpreted, bash and awk get heavy use.
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Old 12-18-2013, 09:11 AM   #8
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QML for me
Old 12-21-2013, 10:11 AM   #9
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My preference is for python as my general language (though I do want to have a real stab at Ruby) and elements of C/C++ where performance is needed. But I choose most the appropriate framework(s)/language(s) on a project by project basis.
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As I had suggested the past two years, R should be part of a new category: Statistical and Computational Packages. It should include R, Octave, Maxima, etc.
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Languages come and go, but C will stay around forever. It works.
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Pascal, of course (even if it is free).
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Yes, Pascal, of course, in praxis: Lazarus!
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I'm sticking my vote for (Free)Pascal as well. It's the first language since AutoHotkey on Windows that I've really been able to grasp fundamentally. I've tried Python, C++, Lua, and Euphoria. I like that it can be compiled natively, but is as easy to read as a scripting language. Other languages made me feel like I was doing math. I hate math. Coding in Pascal makes me feel like I'm writing poetry.

Or science fiction, depending on what I'm trying to do
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