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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...
I was waiting for someone to mention Pascal. And Assembler.
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.
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.
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..