Favorite programming languages?

by undoall
  • Equinox 03-12-2016, 08:58 PM
    Python, Bash, TypeScript, F#, Golang and C++.

    I'm also looking into Crystal. Not sure how I feel about it, because I don't particularly like Ruby's syntax, but it seems interesting enough.
  • Equinox 03-12-2016, 09:00 PM
    (03-01-2016, 05:55 PM)malmon73 Wrote:
    (03-01-2016, 05:33 PM)Senpai Wrote:
    (12-09-2015, 03:23 PM)RX14 Wrote: I love ruby, it's so nice and easy to develop in. If you want a fast ruby, check out crystal.


    I'm slowly starting to love crystal, definitely one of the newer languages I want to see take off.


    "The compiler is written in Crystal."
    That for some reason blows the hell out of my mind.


    TypeScript's compiler is written in TypeScript as well. It shouldn't be too hard to comprehend; they just write the compiler in its language, and compile it with the old compiler.
  • Clickbait 03-13-2016, 06:47 AM
    (03-12-2016, 08:58 PM)Equinox Wrote: I don't particularly like Ruby's syntax


    what's not to love about ruby's syntax?
  • Equinox 03-14-2016, 03:49 AM
    (03-13-2016, 06:47 AM)Senpai Wrote:
    (03-12-2016, 08:58 PM)Equinox Wrote: I don't particularly like Ruby's syntax


    what's not to love about ruby's syntax?


    More or less it's naming scheme, especially with keywords. Another thing I dislike about Ruby is it's speed and over all performance.

    Don't bring up Crystal, I know it's a thing, but it's different from Ruby since they're not completely the same syntax wise (e.g. you can run ruby programs with crystal, but not all crystal programs can be executed using Ruby's interpreter)
  • Steph 03-14-2016, 12:20 PM (Edited 03-14-2016, 12:21 PM)
    (03-14-2016, 03:49 AM)Equinox Wrote:
    (03-13-2016, 06:47 AM)Senpai Wrote:
    (03-12-2016, 08:58 PM)Equinox Wrote: I don't particularly like Ruby's syntax


    what's not to love about ruby's syntax?


    Don't bring up Crystal, I know it's a thing, but it's different from Ruby since they're not completely the same syntax wise (e.g. you can run ruby programs with crystal, but not all crystal programs can be executed using Ruby's interpreter)


    Actually this isn't true, crystal has a lot of incompatibilities with ruby. It's aimed to feel like ruby without having to be backwards compatible, so they can overhaul the standard library with a better API. For example accessing an array by index will return the value or throw an exception, instead of ruby which will return the value or nil. Also numerous changes the the stdlib.

    I personally like ruby a lot, but I love crystal for being "ruby but better".
  • tsundere 03-14-2016, 01:46 PM
    i know python, a little bit of c++ and haskell, and even though these don't count, html and css because neopets.

    my favourite is haskell though :3
  • Lambda 03-16-2016, 08:05 PM
    Does anyone here have experience with Cluster computing? Which programming language would you consider to be the best to write Cluster programms? I recently got a few old office PCs and i m planning to set them up as a beowulf Cluster to play around with
  • matt 03-16-2016, 08:22 PM
    (03-16-2016, 08:05 PM)Lambda Wrote: Does anyone here have experience with Cluster computing? Which programming language would you consider to be the best to write Cluster programms? I recently got a few old office PCs and i m planning to set them up as a beowulf Cluster to play around with


    This might help.  Had to do a bit of parallel programming in school.
  • octanian 03-17-2016, 12:28 AM
    Started with Pascal, moved onto C++ in college, then Python and now Ruby. I'm really loving Ruby but I feel like that's just how it goes when you get more comfortable with any one language.
  • zathura 03-17-2016, 01:42 AM
    Started with Java and C# a few years ago(learned the OOP wrong as well :| ), then moved to Python(my favorite language at the moment) and done a bit of C at the college eventually.

    Now, i'm really interested in Elixir(mainly because of the BEAM VM, Erlang just rocks), but you know, i need to learn FP first, right now i'm just trying to grok the Haskell Book.
  • Backlash 03-18-2016, 09:44 PM
    I really like using Python. Too bad my school focuses on C-derived languages; Java especially.
  • Kitten 03-19-2016, 12:56 PM
    I love Python. =^_^= Such simple and easy syntax. So many capabilities. Web-scraping and automating stuff all day with it. ♥
  • LooseGoose 03-22-2016, 06:07 PM
    (11-21-2015, 08:14 PM)undoall Wrote: What are you guy's favorite programming languages?

    I'm currently deeply in love with Haskell, it's very clean and it makes you think about programming really differently. I also enjoy programming in C.


    Haskell, wow! I've bought a book on it for a friend, but he's yet to get back to me on how it is.

    I've done some functional programming with Erlang (and also with JavaScript - yes, you'd be surprised how unusual new JavaScript can look!) and enjoy it, so I may step this way soon.

    Since I've been switching to emacs for the past couple of weeks I imagine I'll dip into elisp, which I'm rather looking forward to as it will be my first Lisp other than a bit of Scheme a couple of years ago.

    I'd be hard pressed to say a favorite programming language. I've written the most in Java (though that may be due to its verbosity), and while I like it, I definitely think I enjoy writing Erlang more. Somehow I think that while I've covered a range of languages, the best is yet to come when I delve deep in Lisp. Reading Richard Stallman's quote about Lisp got me fired up for it, and considering the community around it, I think that I'll be better off for being able to use something so flexible.
  • ✵AlliontℱỢ᙭✵ 05-24-2016, 09:17 PM
    C++
  • TjisGarbage 06-08-2016, 02:16 PM
    Python is good.
  • mumu 06-08-2016, 06:00 PM
    Ugh, so many people like Python I feel so unoriginal. Can I say I like Lua too?
  • Backlash 06-08-2016, 09:55 PM
    (06-08-2016, 06:00 PM)mumu Wrote: Ugh, so many people like Python I feel so unoriginal.  Can I say I like Lua too?


    Python is love. Python is life.

    Honestly, it'd probably last you a lifetime as long as you don't need to do anything too-too involved. I hear it's even replacing PERL as the desired shell-scripting language for administrators; it's not hard to see why.
  • dssy 06-11-2016, 04:49 PM
    Curently I only know some of Java, C# , Python, notions of C, looking forward to some haskell one day, also had pascal in some course I did, pascal is shit.
  • Biggest_Mike 06-11-2016, 06:26 PM
    I used to code in Java for Minecraft mods but have sense lost intrest in that. I also used to code in Dark Basic 6 when I was in High School.
  • Kyoko.AVNo 06-11-2016, 08:43 PM
    My all-time favorite is C, if for no other reason than I know it far better than any other language.  In addition to that, however, it appeals to me because of how low-level it is:  The program only does exactly what you tell it to do, and nothing more.  Moreover, the language operates under the assumption that you know what you're doing, and doesn't stop you from doing evil or esoteric things with the program flow and whatnot.

    In other words, I like the immense degree of control that C gives you over the resulting program's operation.  The various flavors of assembly language are nice for the same reason--my favorite of that lot is MIPS64, by the way.

    For higher-level stuff, I typically use Bash for quick-fix scripts and Python for more comprehensive helper programs.
  • pixelwitch 06-15-2016, 12:44 PM
    I've really my enjoyed my experience of Common Lisp so far, though I have yet to get to grips with itteration and have little experience with tail recursion. Hence whatever results from my use of it tends to be grossly inefficient e.g. A function to produce a list contatining every n letter alphabetical sequence ended up requiring 1.5GB RAM utilisation in the case of n=5.
  • bruceketta 06-18-2016, 05:54 AM
    I like the cuple Python/C, I also know Java and C++ but I would never be able to use them for complex projects.
  • soulchild 06-29-2016, 09:33 PM
    Objective-C , Swift and Ruby.
    Writing code using these are really fun and theres tons of documentation.
  • mrjunge 07-14-2016, 05:21 PM
    Complete n00b here. Am using PHP and Javascript atm. Dunno what to think. :) Looking forward to eventually having a favorite programming language, tho!
  • seel 07-14-2016, 05:37 PM
    css

    best language by far.

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Favorite programming languages?