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jeremy 12-16-2013 10:54 PM

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


kooru 12-17-2013 02:33 AM


ashwin_cse 12-17-2013 10:52 AM

why isn't bash included in the list ?

Myk267 12-17-2013 12:14 PM


Originally Posted by ashwin_cse (Post 5082435)
why isn't bash included in the list ?

You've probably just summoned them, or those guys who always pop up to say that bash/sh aren't really programming languages. :D

I think should be a valid entry, though!

Fnux 12-17-2013 06:32 PM

When it comes to efficiency, I just vote for ANSI C.

But if I think to simplicity, why not include the excellent QB64 (available for Windows, Linux and OS/X)?

Tux! 12-18-2013 02:22 AM

Hands down: perl!
but being a perl5 core developer, I might be biased :)
For next year, there should be 2 choices: perl5 and perl6

On the bright side, even though I am currently forced to program in java, I still use perl daily, even to mass-change java code, prepare databases and database content and check resources. Without perl, my work would take twice the time I currently use.

timsoft 12-18-2013 09:59 AM

its a pity you can't vote for more than one. for compiled c is tops, for interpreted, bash and awk get heavy use.

filip258 12-18-2013 10:11 AM

QML for me

NGRhodes 12-21-2013 11:11 AM

My preference is for python as my general language (though I do want to have a real stab at Ruby) and elements of C/C++ where performance is needed. But I choose most the appropriate framework(s)/language(s) on a project by project basis.

landroni 12-22-2013 11:17 AM

As I had suggested the past two years, R should be part of a new category: Statistical and Computational Packages. It should include R, Octave, Maxima, etc.

sgosnell 12-22-2013 08:38 PM

Languages come and go, but C will stay around forever. It works.

fredvs 12-28-2013 01:45 PM

Pascal, of course (even if it is free).

arneolav 12-28-2013 05:28 PM

Yes, Pascal, of course, in praxis: Lazarus!

captbill 12-29-2013 06:57 AM


hpp3 12-30-2013 07:54 PM

I'm sticking my vote for (Free)Pascal as well. It's the first language since AutoHotkey on Windows that I've really been able to grasp fundamentally. I've tried Python, C++, Lua, and Euphoria. I like that it can be compiled natively, but is as easy to read as a scripting language. Other languages made me feel like I was doing math. I hate math. Coding in Pascal makes me feel like I'm writing poetry.

Or science fiction, depending on what I'm trying to do ;)

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