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View Poll Results: Which programming language do you prefer to use?
A 1 5.26%
B 0 0%
C 8 42.11%
C++ 6 31.58%
C# 0 0%
Other 4 21.05%
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Old 05-27-2017, 02:02 PM   #16
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C is my favorite. But I prefer to use C++ for Gui. But this poll should have the current most popular languages for better comparison. It would than be very useful for beginners deciding which language to learn.
The idea was to stick to some most famous languages, the most important ones on the programming level.

// A and B were some addons (bit for sumerians paleo fun)
 
Old 06-03-2017, 05:40 AM   #17
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: hello ." hello world " ;

The forum seems to think I already voted.
It seems someone is being naughty.
 
Old 06-03-2017, 05:47 AM   #18
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Your 'friend' fooled you. As mentioned, C# does not belong on that list if Java is not present. It is M$ poor imitation of Java after M$ got caught violating its contract with Sun by pretending to distribute Java but really delivering something else.

Of those on the list: C

It's the most approachable, though I am far from proficient in it. The object-oriented paradigm had a lot of promise, such as with C++, but ends up in practice to be really tangled.
 
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Your 'friend' fooled you. As mentioned, C# does not belong on that list if Java is not present. It is M$ poor imitation of Java after M$ got caught violating its contract with Sun by pretending to distribute Java but really delivering something else.

Of those on the list: C

It's the most approachable, though I am far from proficient in it. The object-oriented paradigm had a lot of promise, such as with C++, but ends up in practice to be really tangled.
Does C# require a runtime interpreter engine like Java does, or does can it compile to native executable the way C can?
Just curious, I do not use C# myself and wondered.
 
Old 06-03-2017, 08:28 PM   #20
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I don't know. Sometimes I want to like C because it's kind of small, but other times I like C++ because of type safety. B is long dead. I have a hard time figuring out the best case for C# might be. It's a decent language that kind of sits in a weird space among everything else out there.

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The forum seems to think I already voted.
It seems someone is being naughty.
Nice Forth.
 
Old 06-03-2017, 08:52 PM   #21
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Great question. But for us oldsters, the true "mamaloshen" (Yiddish for "mother tongue") is Fortran. Once programming got away from solving physical and mathematical equations and more towards graphical display, it went the way of the telephone (less a business tool and more a way for women to gossip).

Bah, humbug! (And get off my lawn, you kids!)
 
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Great question. But for us oldsters, the true "mamaloshen" (Yiddish for "mother tongue") is Fortran. Once programming got away from solving physical and mathematical equations and more towards graphical display, it went the way of the telephone (less a business tool and more a way for women to gossip).

Bah, humbug! (And get off my lawn, you kids!)
It was the language I started with, it CAN do graphics (since the extensions to Fortran-77 I believe), and it is STILL the tool of choice for serious Matix Mechanics. (MM Solves the same problems as Calculus, but with algorythms that are easily coded. Calc is difficult to code but easier for people)

Used today for massively parallel processing problems related to celestial and orbital problems, weather prediction, etc.
 
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I don't know. Sometimes I want to like C because it's kind of small, but other times I like C++ because of type safety. B is long dead.
I'm puzzled why B is on the list but not D. More confusing is the presence of C# instead of Rust or even Golang.
 
Old 06-04-2017, 07:47 AM   #24
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I prefer to make an "A" on a test, and I nearly always do.
 
Old 06-04-2017, 07:37 PM   #25
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I like to use C++ as that is pretty much the only programing language I know. Also, has any heard of ArnoldC? I found this out about a month ago in the college that I'm attending...
 
Old 06-05-2017, 04:11 AM   #26
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I like to use C++ as that is pretty much the only programing language I know. Also, has any heard of ArnoldC? I found this out about a month ago in the college that I'm attending...

It would be interesting to switch from gcc to ArnoldC in order to make the kernel more stable
http://lhartikk.github.io/ArnoldC/
 
Old 06-06-2017, 02:42 AM   #27
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It doesn't make "the kernel more stable" but it does increase its supercalifragilisticexpialidociousness.
 
  


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