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How many different programming languages have you programmed in within the last month?

by vroom (Pope)
on Sep 02, 2000 at 19:15 UTC ( #30865=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Comment on How many different programming languages have you programmed in within the last month?
(jeffa) RE: How many different programming languages have you programmed in within the last month?
by jeffa (Chancellor) on Sep 02, 2000 at 19:38 UTC
    Does boiling spaghetti count as a programming language? Cooking is just about as painfull to me as progamming in VB, should they both count - or do they null each other out?
RE: How many different programming languages have you programmed in within the last month?
by kapper (Chaplain) on Sep 02, 2000 at 20:41 UTC
    does vbscript count as a language or a mental disorder?
      The latter. As does ABAP (the programming language for SAP R/3).

      Nevertheless, have fun ...

      Andreas

RE: How many different programming languages have you programmed in within the last month?
by ncw (Friar) on Sep 02, 2000 at 21:52 UTC
    I make it my policy to learn a new programming language every month or two! This month it is PHP. If I didn't know perl I'd be really excited about it, but PHP is like perl without all the exciting bits.

    The good thing about PHP is the ISAPI implementations of it which run as well as mod_perl or perhaps better but without any of the hassle of mod_perl (like conflicting name spaces, my variable hassle, working out exactly when mod_perl will reload your code etc...)

    Don't misunderstand me though, I still think perl rocks! mod_perl is brilliant too, just a little quirky ;-)

      {...} without any of the hassle of mod_perl (like conflicting name spaces, my variable hassle, working out exactly when mod_perl will reload your code etc...)
      Uh, those are all the hassles about Apache::Registry, just one of the many ways to use mod_perl, and in fact one of the most primitive and kludgy. Once you get out of babystep mode, and start using real tools like HTML::Mason or HTML::EmbPerl, you'll find that using these higher level tools makes mod_perl pretty much as easy to use as PHP, and you won't top out in what you're able to do with it.

      As I've said before here... PHP is "training wheels without the bicycle". Use it if mod_perl isn't available, but if you have a choice, learn something with power rather than scaffolding.

      -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

RE: How many different programming languages have you programmed in within the last month?
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 02, 2000 at 22:13 UTC
    I don't usually keep count, but, well, lessee... C (yeah, I know, yuck!, but only a short program), Perl (of course), Scheme, ML (a few lines of OCaml and SML/NJ, actually, but let's just count them as one), Common Lisp (also only a bit), Haskell, Curry, "English" (pseudocode! duh :), FORTH (a few varieties), MIXAL (to illustrate some concepts to a student). Yep, that's all :) -- Kaufmann
      just one, and still trying to!!
      :o)

      * since html and javascript ARE NOT languages :o)

      #!/jpsama/bin/perl -w
      $tks = `mount`;
      $jpsama = $! if $!;
      print $jpsama;
      
RE: How many different programming languages have you programmed in within the last month?
by elwarren (Curate) on Sep 05, 2000 at 02:51 UTC
    Does compiling perl yourself count as using another language? If so, it may be even more since there are makefiles also. Does installing perl count as 4 languages?
RE: How many different programming languages have you programmed in within the last month?
by BigJoe (Curate) on Sep 05, 2000 at 17:12 UTC
    I am not big on the bondage and self torcher stuff like VB and such.

    --BigJoe

    Learn patience, you must.
    Young PerlMonk, craves Not these things.
    Use the source Luke.

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