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View Poll Results: What is your favorite language?
C 51 40.80%
C++ 35 28.00%
Java 15 12.00%
Shell 16 12.80%
Python 19 15.20%
Other 33 26.40%
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Old 08-24-2007, 01:48 PM   #1
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C vs. Your Favorite Application Language


Obviously different languages are good for different things. The GNU project still recommends development in C. What's your vote?
 
Old 08-24-2007, 02:23 PM   #2
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Where is Perl? PHP? Basic? Forth? Fortran?
 
Old 08-24-2007, 02:28 PM   #3
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or lithp...
 
Old 08-24-2007, 02:31 PM   #4
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Or Prolog..
 
Old 08-24-2007, 02:55 PM   #5
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I thought I heard that they're re-writing the Linux kernel in Ada.

And that the GNU folks are working on an MSIL compiler so the whole thing'll run under .Net.
 
Old 08-24-2007, 03:36 PM   #6
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Where is Perl? PHP? Basic? Forth? Fortran?
Perl: Never used it - probably should have put this in the poll though, sorry.
Basic: Didn't think this was in wide use.
Forth: Never heard of it.
Fortran: I was born in 1986.
 
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or lithp...
This made me laugh .
 
Old 08-24-2007, 03:49 PM   #8
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Oh - haha. That one slipped right by me.
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?...hp&redirect=no
 
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I thought I heard that they're re-writing the Linux kernel in Ada.

And that the GNU folks are working on an MSIL compiler so the whole thing'll run under .Net.
Yeah. I forgot about Ada. And JOVIAL, of course.
 
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Perl: Never used it - probably should have put this in the poll though, sorry.
Basic: Didn't think this was in wide use.
Never heard of Visual Basic? Granted that it isn't more than passingly related to the original Basic, it still carries the name.

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Fortran: I was born in 1986.
*shrug* I last programmed some fortran about 2 years ago. It is still in widespread use, mostly in labs I think. There is a GNU fortran compiler.

And as far as that goes, I was doing major Fortran work for many years before you were born, and was publishing magazine articles using it when you were still not potty trained.
 
Old 08-24-2007, 04:42 PM   #11
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Omitting perl was a crime :}
 
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Never heard of Visual Basic?
The first program I wrote, when I was 11, was in VB. It popped up a window with an image of cheese and exclaimed "Cheese is good." Haven't touched it since then, though. Maybe that's why I haven't taken it too seriously as of late. Hm.
 
Old 08-24-2007, 04:58 PM   #13
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Never heard of Visual Basic? Granted that it isn't more than passingly related to the original Basic, it still carries the name.
To me, BASIC and Visual Basic are two different languages.

My vote goes to C, though I am gradually finding Python to be a very good language as well.
 
Old 08-24-2007, 05:02 PM   #14
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Oh - haha. That one slipped right by me.
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?...hp&redirect=no
That'th right I'm a thtealth pothter...

I think the person that created the word lisp was a sadist - imagine describing people with a word they themselves can't say.

No one mentioned Cobol yet.

I agree omitting perl was a big miss though I doubt I'd jail anyone for it.

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Old 08-24-2007, 05:59 PM   #15
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It is still in widespread use, mostly in labs I think.
Oh yeah... for example when you watch meteo bulletin on tv... there is a huge fortran code behind it.
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Fortran: I was born in 1986
The last standard is Fortran 2003 and a minor upgrade will be released in 2008... you will be 22!

Anyway, why not script-fu?!?
 
  


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