Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Jan 2013 23:15 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
General Development "Programming languages are living phenomena: They're born, the lucky ones that don't die in infancy live sometimes long, fruitful lives, and then inevitably enter a period of decline. Unlike real life, the decline can last many, many years as the presence of large legacy codebases means practiced hands must tend the code for decades. The more popular the language once was, the longer this period of decline will be."
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It does NOT mention C#
by tomz on Tue 15th Jan 2013 01:16 UTC
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C# dulls the mind.

Would anyone use Objectionable-C were it not required for Apps for Apple?

Java is cross-platform and consistent, but Android and some web' apps need it.

FORTRAN, nor its more malignant sibling, COBOL, aren't dead yet.

C comes closest to the hardware, a high level assembler. C++ is nonplussed. Scriptography needs simplicity and flexibility, so Python is squeezing out the competitors.

I like the a-b-c's, Awk, bash, C.

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