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What do you think the best programming language is?

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  • #16
    Originally posted by robrecht View Post
    I bet Pascal is the best.
    Don't you mean ...

    Originally posted by robrecht View Post
    I'd wager that Pascal is the best.
    Yeah, that.

    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Two words: For Tran
    One word after the white space gets removed by the compiler.

    Originally posted by Thoughtful Monk View Post
    On my job, I use Visual Basic and it does everything I need it to do.
    That explains a lot.

    Originally posted by Thoughtful Monk View Post
    Me too. Plus COBOL. (scare anyone?)
    That explains even more.

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    • #17
      *reaches deep into AI history

      SNOBOL and LISP

      I taught 'em both.

      Go ahead, all y'all greybeard geeks. Top that.

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      • #18
        Can you code using only binary?
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        • #19
          Originally posted by lao tzu View Post
          *reaches deep into AI history

          SNOBOL and LISP

          I taught 'em both.

          Go ahead, all y'all greybeard geeks. Top that.
          LISP, I remember, SNOBOL hasn't been seen in many years in Texas -- perhaps back to the last ice age.
          The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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          • #20
            Heuristically programmed algorithmic computers
            βλέπομεν γὰρ ἄρτι δι᾿ ἐσόπτρου ἐν αἰνίγματι, τότε δὲ πρόσωπον πρὸς πρόσωπον∑
            ἄρτι γινώσκω ἐκ μέρους, τότε δὲ ἐπιγνώσομαι καθὼς καὶ ἐπεγνώσθην.

            אָכֵ֕ן אַתָּ֖ה אֵ֣ל מִסְתַּתֵּ֑ר אֱלֹהֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל מוֹשִֽׁיעַ׃

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Christianbookworm View Post
              Can you code using only binary?
              Sure...if you're willing to do:0010001000101001001001010 all the time.
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              • #22
                Is LISP still used by AI people? If not what's their leading preference? Whatever that is, assuming they are not too dumb, it's probably the best for their job.

                What about SQL?

                Hey, what about Squid for a programming language?

                Maybe Christianbookworm was twitting my fondness for assembly.
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by lao tzu View Post
                  Don't you mean ...

                  Yeah, that.
                  Thank you. I was beginning to wonder how many times I would have to repeat that!
                  βλέπομεν γὰρ ἄρτι δι᾿ ἐσόπτρου ἐν αἰνίγματι, τότε δὲ πρόσωπον πρὸς πρόσωπον∑
                  ἄρτι γινώσκω ἐκ μέρους, τότε δὲ ἐπιγνώσομαι καθὼς καὶ ἐπεγνώσθην.

                  אָכֵ֕ן אַתָּ֖ה אֵ֣ל מִסְתַּתֵּ֑ר אֱלֹהֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל מוֹשִֽׁיעַ׃

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                  • #24
                    My favourite programming language is Conway's life. I call it a programming language because it is Turing complete; so in principle it can be used to program any algorithm. In practice it is just about impossible to use. Here is a working universal turing machine coded using Conway's life: A Universal Turing Machine (UTM) implemented in Conway's Game of Life.

                    The link shows a working universal turing machine, which means that you can represent algorithm as a turing machine coded into the "tape" of the UTM. This is then the program. The link shows the UTM, along with a simple turing machine encoded onto the tape.

                    I use "favourite" here as a synonym for "mind blowing", not "useful".

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                    • #25
                      I also cut my teeth on Fortran and Cobol. It's hard to cut a tooth, but Fortran and Cobol can do it.
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                      • #26
                        BASIC is my personal favorite, because I grew up using it. Even now, I like using Visual Basic 6 best for most intents and purposes. I do recognize, though, that different languages can be used for different purposes so I'm not in a position to say that any one is better than another. :) (Of the options on the poll, though, I've also had some experience in C/C++, HTML, PHP and JavaScript. ^_^ )
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                        • #27
                          Did anybody else write batch files using Norton's Batch File Enhancer?

                          I wrote some pretty spiffy batch files using that!
                          The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                          • #28
                            Forth. Assembly language. Basic. Forth because it is bottom up programming. I personally program using Qbasic. It is easy to use.
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                            • #29
                              Versions of VB up to VB6 were nice since the application could be brought up pretty quickly and look like a windows program.

                              I do like VB.NET (working with VS 2010 version) especially for the features for parsing XML files. The XML Literals in VB.NET is easier than using JQuery -- of course these are for different tasks -- but the leverage gained by XML Literals and Jquery are similar.

                              @CP: I ended up doing some image manipulations using good old batch files. This worked out better than other things I had tried.

                              Forth is interesting with the combination of interpreter and compiler within the same environment. Also, there is an efficiency in that the same functions used for the forth environment are available for the programmer to use.

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