Most used programming language[s] at htd0rg

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Which programming language do you use most frequently?

ASM (Any Architecture)
4
2%
C/C++
116
53%
C#
9
4%
Delphi/Pascal
1
0%
Java
26
12%
Perl
18
8%
Python
21
10%
Ruby
2
1%
Visual Basic / Visual Basic.net
17
8%
Other [Please Specify]
6
3%
 
Total votes : 220

Most used programming language[s] at htd0rg

Postby TheConfusedEgo » Sat Jun 11, 2005 11:03 am

Every once in a while, we get a thread asking which programming language someone should learn first. Rather than rehash the same ideas every time, I'd like everyone who frequents the Programming forum to tell us which language is their most used for every day programming (whatever that might be). Hopefully this should help newbies work out which language we are most likely going to be able to answer questions about, since that might be a factor in deciding which to learn ;)
  • If you use more than one language regularly, please post the most used one for client side programming (as opposed to web programming).
  • If you use a language that is not listed, please select "Other" and post a message informing us of which it is.
  • It is not essential to post a reason why you use a language, but if you want to, then please feel free
If I have forgotten a popular language, please tell me ;)
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Postby telcontar » Sat Jun 11, 2005 1:27 pm

Mainly (I know the best) Ada, Prolog, so that would be 'Other'.

I studied Ada because it was what we used at Uni. Prolog, well, hand in hand with AI.

Other than that there is C/C++ and asm (not so much), Visual Basic (not in atleast a year) and now quite abit of Perl.

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Postby TheConfusedEgo » Sat Jun 11, 2005 1:56 pm

Heh, I had put Ada and Prolog as options originally, with you in mind of course ;) However, phpBB doesn't like polls with a huge amount of options, so I reduced it to the most common ones I could think of. You weren't the only one to take casualties either, I had to remove Lisp ffs :P
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Postby NoUse » Sat Jun 11, 2005 2:04 pm

C, because it does the body good.
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Postby pozican » Sat Jun 11, 2005 2:04 pm

I chose python.

Python is an easy to learn language, and it's error messages are EXTREMLY verbose, and it is a fairly high level programming language.
Support is huge, and it's an easy language to read.

It's cross-platform :)
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Postby matt » Sat Jun 11, 2005 2:44 pm

Perl as im lazy.
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Postby B-Con » Sat Jun 11, 2005 3:15 pm

I use C. Most of my apps deal with file management (shredding, encryption, parsing, etc), and frankly, C makes it easy as heck to deal with files. Especially if you use structs to read in file data, you're stylin' :D

Aside from the ease of file management, I love it's no-nonsense build. "Just f*cking do it," is the message Bell Labs was communicating when they designed C, "after this, you won't have any excuses."

It's multi-platform (good code is, at least), the EXE's aren't bloated (assuming you use a good compiler, and they're even smaller if you strip the debug code), and you have got to love the ease and power of string manipulation, as well as the concept of pointers. Also, in what other languages is "->" valid syntax? ;)

C/++ also has all of this, but has the main disadvantage, in my opinion, of being less no-nonsense and being a bit too feature ridden. This is absolutely great for large projects, as basically all the extra features exist so as to cater to the developers of larger projects, but when you're writing the things I do, you simply don't need operator overloading, polymorphism, etc....

Although, function overloading, boolean values, the ability to declare varaibles as needed, and even simple classes are quite useful sometimes, so often-times I will use a C++ compiler to get these advantages, while still using actual C code.
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Postby Niels » Wed Jun 22, 2005 6:33 pm

Perl gets the win. It's straightforward and clean while having many features but is not easy to the point that VB is (if you think that's what I'm suggeting with 'straightforward').
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Postby BattousaiX » Thu Jun 23, 2005 7:05 am

I'd have to say that I'd like to work with java more, but I see Perl everyday.
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Postby kka_kenny » Thu Jun 23, 2005 7:36 am

well i'm starting on ASM atm i can only do simple stuff so far. vb, hmm... never touched it for a while and some few php probably for quick scripting
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Postby Sobeit » Thu Jun 23, 2005 9:27 am

im going to say VB6, even though i would like to say ASM (im learning...most likley with the use of Delphi)
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Postby execc » Thu Jun 23, 2005 10:34 am

I voted for Java, Mainly because that is what I have studied in school.
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C#

Postby Khaledinho » Fri Jul 08, 2005 2:56 pm

For me I use C# as the main programming language because it is easy to learn.
I'd like to learn C++ and Assembly in the future because the application that can be done with those languages are more powerful.
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Re: C#

Postby UniX » Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:27 pm

For me I use C# as the main programming language because it is easy to learn.
I'd like to learn C++ and Assembly in the future because the application that can be done with those languages are more powerful.
C++ and C# are more windows oriented, why not go with C with can be using on any Operating System.......C is alot more easier to learn that C# or ++, at least to me it is......
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Postby The Legato » Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:30 pm

I started out using Python, and I liked the ease of use.
The idea of having it already installed in order for it to run just wasn't what I had wanted.

So I moved to C.
why not go with C with can be using on any Operating System.
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Postby worm » Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:37 pm

Perl and C hope to get into a bit of ASM when I have some time
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Postby execc » Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:56 pm

Java :cry:
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Re: C#

Postby B-Con » Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:57 pm

C++ and C# are more windows oriented, why not go with C with can be using on any Operating System.......C is alot more easier to learn that C# or ++, at least to me it is......
er, not exactily.... C and C++ have the same level of compatability cross-platform as each other.... C# was designed by Microsoft as an answer to Sun's Java, and thus is highly dependent on Windows.... C/++, however, is by no means Windows relient unless you write code that makes it so....

C++ is not inheirent platform dependant, at all.....
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Postby NoUse » Sat Jul 09, 2005 12:20 am

How is C++ harder to learn than C?
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Postby B-Con » Sat Jul 09, 2005 2:49 am

How is C++ harder to learn than C?
Many argue it's because of its object-based nature. While this may not seem confusing to most programmers, to the novice programmer is appears to be a common trait that proceedural programming is an easier concept to grasp.

Frankly, I can understand why. I learned some JS before I learned C, and I totally didn't get the OO aspect of JS, really. I mean, it made sense, but once I took C and got that down, the OO ideas concepts fell into place like clockwork.

It doesn't matter for some people, I guess it just has to do with how certain people inheirently think, since you have to admit that proceedural and OO, while similar in many ways, are fundamentally very different....
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