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Old 08-24-2007, 07:04 PM   #16
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Forth: Never heard of it.
Code:
: IM_COOL ( -- ) CR ." I code in Forth! Woo hoo!" ;
 
Old 08-24-2007, 07:11 PM   #17
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nostalgia...you made me look it up...

http://amr.abime.net/issue_2246

The article titled "Multitasking in Fortran"... A project in Fortran, Assembler, and C. Hacking the startup code provided by the Fortran compiler...writing some self-modifying code in Assembler so that the program would alter some registers in the executable if a specific library was found...

Ah, yes. Those were the days...
 
Old 08-24-2007, 07:21 PM   #18
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You left out Objective-C, by far the best application programing language for the C family class.
 
Old 08-24-2007, 07:26 PM   #19
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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.



You sir need to be drawn and quartered....
 
Old 08-24-2007, 07:29 PM   #20
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You left out Objective-C, by far the best application programing language for the C family class.


Another for my dungeon of pain....
 
Old 08-25-2007, 03:11 AM   #21
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I was waiting for someone to mention Pascal. And Assembler.
--- rod.
 
Old 08-25-2007, 03:44 AM   #22
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I was waiting for someone to mention Pascal. And Assembler.
--- rod.
I thought about Assembly Language, too. I wonder how reasonable it is to categorize Assembler as one language? There are different versions for different hardware platforms, and they are vastly different.
 
Old 08-25-2007, 05:31 AM   #23
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this is a useless poll.
 
Old 08-25-2007, 06:19 AM   #24
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There's not a "favorite language". It depends on what you want to achieve and then you have to choose which one to take. If I want to do a complex application, I would do it in C++ or Java. For drivers or linux related you have to do it in C. If I need to do some quick parsing, I would do it in shell or perl.
So the question doesn't really make sense.
 
Old 08-25-2007, 06:20 AM   #25
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this is a useless poll.
'cause Python ain't winning? :D


Cheers,
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Old 08-25-2007, 10:32 AM   #26
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LOLpython, of course.

http://www.dalkescientific.com/writi...lolpython.html

Last edited by brianL; 08-25-2007 at 10:33 AM.
 
Old 08-25-2007, 11:05 AM   #27
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'cause Python ain't winning?


Cheers,
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nope. i am sure you are intelligent enough to know what i mean.
 
Old 08-25-2007, 11:52 AM   #28
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this is a useless poll.
Frivolous polls add to the richness of life, Ghost Dog.

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I thought about Assembly Language, too.
You guys are writing applications in Assembly ?
 
Old 08-25-2007, 12:08 PM   #29
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You guys are writing applications in Assembly ?
It's a language and it's called "Assembly Language", so why not? I've done several complete programs in full assembly, it was really funny! useless ! but funny
It can be very interesting for learning purpose or even for understanding better some parts of C language.
In applications with high speed requirements like games, even OSes .. , it's often used, next to another highlevel language (C/C++,..) which is easier to understand, maintain, and port to other architecture.
Python looks good indeed..
 
Old 08-25-2007, 12:09 PM   #30
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Frivolous polls add to the richness of life, Ghost Dog.
so what have you gained so far from this poll?
 
  


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