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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.
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.
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