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jeremy 01-07-2010 04:57 PM

Programming Language of the Year
A newer category that's been extremely close.


brianL 01-08-2010 06:47 AM


DragonSlayer48DX 01-08-2010 07:53 AM

Where's FORTH?


Although not as popular as other programming systems, Forth has enough support to keep several language vendors and contractors in business. Forth is currently used in boot loaders such as Open Firmware, space applications, and other embedded systems. An implementation of Forth by the GNU Project is actively maintained, the last release in November 2008.
It'd be interesting, at least, to see if anyone still uses it. ;)


brianL 01-08-2010 08:11 AM

God said "Go forth" it went...that's why it's not listed. :)

DragonSlayer48DX 01-08-2010 08:18 AM


Originally Posted by brianL (Post 3818767)
God said "Go forth" it went...that's why it's not listed. :)


I thought the same for FORTH, COBOL, and Pascal, and was going to comment about COBOL being on the list. However, a quick research revealed that all three are, in fact, still very much in use today. :p


GrapefruiTgirl 01-08-2010 01:17 PM

Ehhh, where's 'shell script' ?? Maybe it isn't really a 'language' ? :p
That's all I need, I plan to take over the world with a shell script. Muuahahahah!!!

jimmy page 01-08-2010 01:24 PM

well i'm not such a great programmer, but the kernel is written mostly in C.

MysticalGroovy 01-09-2010 08:04 PM

C/C++ since i write on C++ only I vote for C++, the language of the past, present and future! (java n00bs do us a favor and jump yourselfs out of the window please thank you :) )

estabroo 01-10-2010 09:47 AM

Google's Go

jeremy 01-10-2010 12:38 PM

Go has been added.


MBybee 01-11-2010 10:44 AM


Originally Posted by brianL (Post 3818677)

LOL - are you just saying that because they're finally adding 'BUKKIT' to the language spec? :D

ActivePerl finally added DBD::Oracle into the base 5.10 install, which is a 'win' in my book (I know purists like to install from CPAN and all, but it's easier to just drop active perl on the linux and windows boxes for instant cross-platform awesomeness with no extra config)

cpplinux 01-11-2010 10:52 AM

Many of them do not compete in the same area. So it is hard to say which is the best. Since Go is new in 2009, my vote goes to Go.

mjjzf 01-12-2010 01:22 PM

Python was certainly the most hyped in 2009. So for exposure, there's a vote.

zak89 01-12-2010 03:11 PM

Is there a reason Groovy is not on the list? It's popularity is growing very rapidly in the JVM space, and considering how many of it's siblings are listed, I think it belongs here.

It gets my vote anyways.


jeremy 01-12-2010 03:24 PM

Groovy has been added.


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