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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2011. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 9th.


View Poll Results: Programming Language of the Year
Python 143 29.30%
PHP 43 8.81%
Perl 38 7.79%
Ruby 23 4.71%
C 88 18.03%
C++ 57 11.68%
Java 27 5.53%
Lisp 11 2.25%
Erlang 4 0.82%
Haskell 3 0.61%
C# 3 0.61%
Lua 7 1.43%
COBOL 4 0.82%
Scheme 1 0.20%
Go 0 0%
Fortran 7 1.43%
R 2 0.41%
Objective-C 2 0.41%
Free Pascal 20 4.10%
Ada 2 0.41%
Tcl 3 0.61%
Clojure 0 0%
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:11 PM   #31
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Not necessarily, it all depends on who you ask. Maybe for you the two are separate.
They are, I can sympathise with anyone, whatever programming language they use...but, I can pity the ones that use ms languages (access, visual basic and other accidents)
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Very difficult to choose. Python, Perl, C/C++, Lisp and Lua! I can vote for all this? Well C++ is it!
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FreePascal of course:

1. neat
2. simple
3. fast
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Freepascal, why not Freebasic? I use whatever will get the job done.
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Python, because I'm a total python *censored*
Old 01-04-2012, 10:34 AM   #37
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Didn't program in Ada as much as I wanted last year...
Voted for it anyway. For what it matters, it seems I've no friends
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voted free pascal , works on android , mac, ios and any linux
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Trying to teach myself a bit of Lisp right now, so it gets my vote. At first blush a very strange, but promising language.
Old 01-04-2012, 07:01 PM   #40
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LOL - Me too, and Me either ;)

Originally Posted by SecretCode View Post
I hope somebody votes for Ada. (But it won't be me!)
Yeah, had to learn Ada back in the early eighties when I was with the DoD, since it was kind of the *official* adopted language (and yet I never used it - Most things were done in COBOL anyway).

I picked C, because it's the basis for most things, but I most certainly would have chosen PL/I had it been in the list, because it's such a kewl language and the compiler runs on Linux too - It's not just for mainframes anymore

I hope that helps, and that you add PL/I to the list too Jeremy

Kindest regards,


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Old 01-04-2012, 07:15 PM   #41
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Picked up a copy of Learning Perl (Schwartz, Phoenix, d foy) in 2011, and became enamored with the language. Seems like the most appropriate vote for me, even though I used - and deeply appreciate - several languages on the list.

I'm a little surprised Bourne shell and awk are not available as poll choices.
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Lazarus RAD IDE + FreePascal compiler, of course!
It is absolutely amazing programming enviroment, free, cross-platform and very advanced.

I think there is no real alternative to it...
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FreePascal/Lazarus the best RAD GUI cross plataform Languaje.
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I vote "Right tool for the right job"
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I vote "Right tool for the right job"
Ada is the right tool for? just ask, I never learned Ada


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