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Re^2: poll ideas quest 2017 [The most hated language]
by Tux (Canon) on Nov 03, 2017 at 15:43 UTC
    • SQL

    Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

      SQL

      Hate SQL?! Surely you jest. SQL is one of the few small and beautiful languages. Misunderstood by many because it is set based instead of linear, though. Which is perhaps why most programmers should not just assume they can write good SQL, because they are thinking abut it the wrong way.

        That is not my hate. My hate is that there are too many standards in SQL and there is no single standard that is supported by all mainstream databases, and they even differ per release.

        Additionally (mainstream) database get shipped where the default is to not respect the ANSI standard, because (they state) is is slowing down, so you have to set options to make it comply to the standard so you can write portable (ahum) SQL.


        Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
Re^2: poll ideas quest 2017 [The most hated language]
by johngg (Canon) on Nov 12, 2017 at 12:54 UTC

    If it can be classed as a language, Awk!

    I've never been able to get my head around it, which is why Perl came in so handy :-)

    Cheers,

    JohnGG

      Not only is awk a language, but it is Turing-complete. It's hard to imagine that there would ever have been a Perl without awk and I still use it frequently (although almost exclusively for very short scripts these days).

        Seems, you're not the only one who find awk2ward: a2p ;-)

Re^2: poll ideas quest 2017 [The most hated language]
by Happy-the-monk (Canon) on Nov 02, 2017 at 10:21 UTC
    • Bad language
    • English
    • Perl 6
    • Powershell
    • Unixish Shell Scripting languages

    edited to add:

    • Ada
    • Pascal

    Cheers, Sören

    Créateur des bugs mobiles - let loose once, run everywhere.
    (hooked on the Perl Programming language)

Re^2: poll ideas quest 2017 [The most hated language]
by 1nickt (Abbot) on Nov 02, 2017 at 13:50 UTC

    As with the SO "article," my question is: "what qualifies one to give an opinion about a given language?" I'm rather certain that the vast majority of SO users who said they "hate" Perl are not Perl programmers ...


    The way forward always starts with a minimal test.
Re^2: poll ideas quest 2017 [The most hated language]
by LanX (Cardinal) on Nov 03, 2017 at 11:49 UTC
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    Just to add some usual suspects...

    • common lisp
    • scheme
    • clojure
    • elisp

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
    Je suis Charlie!

    UPDATE

    I like LISP, though elisp is a bit messed up.

      common lisp, scheme, clojure, elisp

      Nobody hates those :)

      Cheers, Sören

      Créateur des bugs mobiles - let loose once, run everywhere.
      (hooked on the Perl Programming language)

Re^2: poll ideas quest 2017 [The most hated language]
by chacham (Prior) on Nov 11, 2017 at 19:17 UTC

    The lanuage i hated most, is the one in Progress 7 (that happens to be the version i was on at the time). I have never met a language that i hated anywhere nearly as much as that one.