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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 01-15-2014, 03:13 AM   #31
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2013 for me is Java.
Old 01-15-2014, 03:28 AM   #32
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Not good at it but learning Python
Old 01-15-2014, 02:36 PM   #33
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:41 AM   #34
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On the languge side for elegance i choose :Free Pascal
Old 01-22-2014, 01:45 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by mariuz View Post
Hah. I think it's more than a little underhanded to run a compiled language against the slow scripting languages. Still, it seems like Free Pascal is a nice language when compared to other languages of it's type: imperative with manual memory allocation. Maybe I'll have to learn a little pascal in 2014.

Also, it's cute that it has both functions and procedures.
Old 02-02-2014, 04:32 PM   #36
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What! No D!?

D is the language of the year!

D has reached the point where it can finally unseat those kings of kludge, C and C++.
Old 02-03-2014, 01:28 AM   #37
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I interact with alot of programming languages on a frequent basis..

C/C++ when I need speed,
Java when I need to satisfy my stupid clients,
Pyhton when I want a language that doesn't have curly brackets (and don't have clients complaining 24/7 by my ears),
Perl when I need to write some scripts that does something simple and I don't feel like spending a whole week writing the highly optimized 10k lines of code equivalent in C++.

C++ still gets my vote tho, speed is mostly what my software is targeted at.

I don't submit to the philosophies of some language(s) that is worse than code from the IOCCC and mixed with a little bit of code added from an entry-level programming class with people of IQ 0 in it that somehow compiles and run (while bringing down the entire server in the process). (do you know that I am mentioning MUMPS?)

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Old 02-04-2014, 12:17 PM   #38
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I vote for C.

C rules the universe.
Old 02-04-2014, 01:16 PM   #39
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No love for perl? C + C++ did well but craPython being the highest by it self is sad
Old 02-04-2014, 08:44 PM   #40
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I still have a soft spot for Pascal though.
Old 02-05-2014, 10:50 AM   #41
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I'd love to know who voted for COBOL and why! I though Basic was too old school to ask for it to be listed (although it's the only one I've used this century, since I stopped using Assembly language).
Old 02-20-2014, 07:20 AM   #42
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I'm still sad LOLCode didn't make the list! I guess it makes sense, though, since it's not yet feature-complete.

One of these days, someone's going to write a piece of software in LOLCode that everybody has a use for...and maintaining it will be hilarious. :-D


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