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Poll: What other language are you most skilled in? (41 member(s) have cast votes)

What other language are you most skilled in?

  1. C (not C++) (6 votes [14.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.63%

  2. C++ (1 votes [2.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.44%

  3. Java (5 votes [12.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.20%

  4. Javascript (3 votes [7.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.32%

  5. Visual Basic (7 votes [17.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.07%

  6. COBOL (4 votes [9.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.76%

  7. PL/SQL (11 votes [26.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.83%

  8. Perl (1 votes [2.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.44%

  9. Python (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Other (3 votes [7.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.32%

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#1 Richard Bassett

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 05:34 PM

We don't seem to have had a poll for a while and I wondered what other languages people used regularly / were most experienced in.
The poll mechanism only allows for ten answers, so I just had to guess at ten most-likely answers. If you have to answer "other" or you have more than one other language that you use regularly please do post a reply to clarify :p

If you're interested in the general popularity of programming languages you might like www.tiobe.com

Edited by Richard Bassett, 06 September 2005 - 05:37 PM.

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#2 Bill Loven

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 06:12 PM

Richard, your poll only allows for One answer.

Some of us who have been slinging code for 37 years, have used and are highy expiernced in more than one.

Bill.

#3 Cleve Haynes

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 06:57 PM

So Bill, you could still make sense of this then? :p
      IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
         Program-Id. Hello-World.
      *
       ENVIRONMENT DIVISION.
      *
       DATA DIVISION.
      *
       PROCEDURE DIVISION.
       Para1.
           DISPLAY "Hello, world.".
      *
           Stop Run.
Or this:
Hello2: proc options(main);
     put list ('Hello, world!');
end Hello2;

Disclaimer: No, I don't know COBOL or PL/1. I copy-pasted it from Wikipedia B)

#4 Bill Loven

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 07:50 PM

Cleve, the cobol, you bet. Now go a step further, Maco Level Cics, Command Level Cics, Main frame assembler, FoxPro for Dos, Foxpro for Windows, Visual Fox, PL Sql, Transact SQL, Quick Basic, Visual Basic
but I stay away from C, or C++. I gave up lowlevel programminmg a long time ago.

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 07:57 PM

Program Hello

implicit none
logical DONE

DO while (.NOT. DONE)
write(*,10)
END DO
10 format('Hello, world.')
END

or perhaps

CALL SPRINT
DEFM HELLO WORLD.
DEFB FF
RET
SPRINT POP HL
LD A,(HL)
INC HL
PUSH HL
CP FF
RET Z
CALL PRINT
JR SPRINT

#6 Mike Nicholson

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 11:48 PM

Cleve, you forgot

; LISP
(DEFUN HELLO-WORLD ()
                  (PRINT (LIST 'HELLO 'WORLD)))

:p

#7 Brian Manners

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 02:07 AM

And not forgetting at the local computer store on every ZX Spectrum or Commodore 64....

10 PRINT "HELLO WORLD"
20 GOTO 10


:lol:

Edited by Brian Manners, 07 September 2005 - 02:12 AM.

It's all good

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 08:58 AM

Richard, your poll only allows for One answer.

Some of us who have been slinging code for 37 years, have used and are highy expiernced in more than one.

Bill.

The question "What other language are you most skilled in?" only requires one answer. :lol:
The poll mechanism only allows one answer per voter from a maximum of ten choices.

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 01:59 PM

(Bill Loven @ 6 Sep 2005, 18:12)
Richard, your poll only allows for One answer.

Some of us who have been slinging code for 37 years, have used and are highy expiernced in more than one.

Bill. 

The question "What other language are you most skilled in?" only requires one answer.
The poll mechanism only allows one answer per voter from a maximum of ten choices.

It could be straight forward for others, but in fact I cannot determine (from the very short list of options) if I am "most skilled" in COBOL, C++, Visual Basic or Java... as Bill Loven's case, I've beeing programming for almost 20 years.. (actually I didn't vote).
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#10 Richard Bassett

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 06:36 PM

Bill, Claudio,

As far as I could see, the forum wouldn't let me create a poll with more than 10 answers or let you vote for more than one answer. Don't know if Rob can do anything about that for this kind of poll? Rob?
If you have no one language you use most often then listing those you do use regularly and not voting is perfect as far as I'm concerned. For example I've done plenty of PL/SQL and Perl and some C++, Ada and FORTRAN (!) but the only languages I use every week are ProIV and C.
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Posted 07 September 2005 - 07:39 PM

Hi,

Its a limitation of the board that there are only 10 options and one answer.

When I get the time (bit busy with ProIV IDE at the mo) I'll think about upgrading the board to a new version.... but I think that the guys who write the software now charge fot it :lol:

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 11:08 PM

Richard,

Understand. I wouldn't vote because I do not want to give my 100% to a single option :-)

I loved to program in Fortran in VMS, but in that environment COBOL was an easier way to create complex reports, or better yet, DATATRIEVE, and shell language DCL was good enough even using random access files and sorting.

As for me VMS was a lot nicer than Unix and even more powerful, same as BLISS, the systems programming language of DEC, was nicer than C and powerful enough (though wordy compared to C). When using MVS, COBOL and SAS were my first options...

And that's just to talk about what was used for large systems 15 years ago.

I wouldn't say I prefer to program in one or another language... programming for me is a kind of art, and the language used is just a tool... that could be changed when needed.

Currently I prefer 4GL's... wouldn't be nice to know what other RAD's or 4GL's are used around here?
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#13 George Macken

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 11:02 AM

Richard

you have had no hits on Python - what a terrible name

anyway, change this option to be NONE (yes thats right, no other programming language), it might be an interesting result

Rgds

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#14 Mike Wright

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 12:39 PM

anyway, change this option to be NONE (yes thats right, no other programming language), it might be an interesting result

Bravo George !

I was looking for the NONE option myself. I'm extremely happy to be a one-trick pony (and a rather half-assed one at that).

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#15 Rick Young

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 03:42 PM

anyway, change this option to be NONE (yes thats right, no other programming language), it might be an interesting result

Bravo George !

I was looking for the NONE option myself. I'm extremely happy to be a one-trick pony (and a rather half-assed one at that).

:lol:

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