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View Poll Results: favorite programming language?
Asm 19 12.93%
C 55 37.41%
C++ 31 21.09%
C# 7 4.76%
Java 13 8.84%
Javascript 5 3.40%
Perl 28 19.05%
PHP 29 19.73%
Ruby 11 7.48%
Python 32 21.77%
Shell 25 17.01%
Awk 11 7.48%
Others: Tcl, Erlang, Haskell, Ocaml, D, Forth ... 19 12.93%
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Old 13th April 2009
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Originally Posted by indienick View Post
... I was chatting with a fellow whose language of choice was COBOL...
I have never met anyone who admitted to even like COBOL let alone that being their language of choice!
"The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words." -Philip K. Dick
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Old 13th April 2009
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Shocking, I know.
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Maybe the guy gets paid by the byte of code written? xD

(Lisp programmers seem to be rarer these days )
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I originally voted for Java, that's what I use most often because it is so easy and good at doing a lot of things. Now, Haskell is my favorite. But of course, it's really all about the task at hand.

Java: my goto language for most software projects
Perl: for scripting stuff beyond [12] line bash scripts
C: because it's the only way to do the job sometimes, and I have a secret systems programming fetish
Haskell: the SEXIEST language I've ever met, I wish I could use it more...
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I prefer Lisp (more specifically Scheme in Racket, former PLT), but I also enjoy the syntaxical challenges Erlang gives me. Done a little C work but didn't bother much with it.

Completely hate and disgust Java
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I voted for Python because (for me, at least) it separates the problem from the language really well...i.e. I can focus on the problem and the language doesn't get in my way.

I do quite a bit of shell scripting in my daily work (bash and ksh, mostly), I love C and use it as often as my workload requires, and I find functional languages enlightening and interesting but mostly irrelevant to my needs.

I have literally stopped a job interview and left at the mention of .NET/Java's role in the position I was interviewing for (I wouldn't have shown up if I knew ahead of time that they'd be involved!).
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Originally Posted by drhowarddrfine View Post
Everything should be done in assembly language.
It almost always is. It's just that most people don't realize it

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Old 22nd March 2012
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I just love C. You can do whatever you want. Just name it!
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Yay Python is second
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As an admin I dealt with Shell scripting so far and intend to master it down the line alongside occasional Perl which I never managed to get a tight hold.
Though I just promised myself that I will relearn to code clean in C like I did in my college days.

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Rexx and NetRexx are my favorite languages.
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For many quick and dirty tasks php proves to be as versatile a tool as perl or python. Just opening a file, splitting lines into individual fields, cleaning up the data and adding it all into a database takes a few minutes max.
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Default Programming language I like and use!

Nice fast compiler, language has many many features and is backward compatible
with some older versions of Ms basic etc. Language provides openGl support as
well as other 2d and 3d game developement graphics and animation. Works flawlessly
on Linux distros. I would be curious to see if it can work on BSD's.
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Adding yet another cul-de-sac to this thread.

For the last few days, I have been looking at functional programming idioms which can be used in many languages -- think sprinkling Lisp-isms to all coding.

For those interested, Perl is a good candidate for functional programming, & perhaps the best tome of the subject is Mark Jason Dominus' free work:


...which is still available in dead tree form:



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I prefer C++, especially with new standards and just want to start learning functional paradigm with Haskell
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