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Re: Programming Experience

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:00 pm
by Talvieno
Not without resetting the poll. :P

Re: Programming Experience

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:04 pm
by DigitalDuck
Apparently I haven't voted in this yet.

So now I have. I would've voted C# twice, but it won't let me.

Re: Programming Experience

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:13 pm
by Flatfingers
I discussed the absence of Pascal in this comment.

Actually, I'm interested in seeing whether Python drops a bit and Lua picks up more votes, assuming LuaJIT remains the Architectural Solution of Choice.

Re: Programming Experience

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:04 am
by CSE
Flatfingers wrote:I discussed the absence of Pascal in this comment.
And you excused yourself here.
:mrgreen:

Re: Programming Experience

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:04 am
by Flatfingers
CSE wrote:
Flatfingers wrote:I discussed the absence of Pascal in this comment.
And you excused yourself here.
:mrgreen:
And found my initial choice had been a proper one all along. :lol:

Re: Programming Experience

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:43 am
by JanB1
CSE wrote:
Flatfingers wrote:I discussed the absence of Pascal in this comment.
And you excused yourself here.
:mrgreen:
Hello fellow Swiss citizen! :wave:

It somehow was so clear, that two Swiss citizens defend pascal. :ghost:

Edit: And I think there's a reason why the ST of IEC-61131-3 is based on pascal. ;)

Re: Programming Experience

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:22 pm
by CSE
JanB1 wrote:
CSE wrote:
Flatfingers wrote:I discussed the absence of Pascal in this comment.
And you excused yourself here.
:mrgreen:
Hello fellow Swiss citizen! :wave:

It somehow was so clear, that two Swiss citizens defend pascal. :ghost:

Edit: And I think there's a reason why the ST of IEC-61131-3 is based on pascal. ;)
Indeed :mrgreen:

Enjoyed the Smaky computers, as well, or are you too young?

Re: Programming Experience

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:06 pm
by JanB1
CSE wrote: Indeed :mrgreen:

Enjoyed the Smaky computers, as well, or are you too young?

Nah, that was before my time. ^^

Re: Programming Experience

Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:08 pm
by CSE
JanB1 wrote:
CSE wrote: Indeed :mrgreen:

Enjoyed the Smaky computers, as well, or are you too young?

Nah, that was before my time. ^^
Well, being young is a problem that goes away with age :)

Re: Programming Experience

Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:16 pm
by JanB1
CSE wrote:
JanB1 wrote:
CSE wrote: Indeed :mrgreen:

Enjoyed the Smaky computers, as well, or are you too young?

Nah, that was before my time. ^^
Well, being young is a problem that goes away with age :)
Yeah, that's the concept of getting older. ^^

Re: Programming Experience

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:05 am
by Scytale
putting in my little voice for FORTRAN

Re: Programming Experience

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:37 pm
by Graf
In a world where everything is an array, there is one language to rule them all. FORTRAN. :P

Re: Programming Experience

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:49 pm
by Scytale
Graf wrote:In a world where everything is an array, there is one language to rule them all. FORTRAN. :P
^He knows what's up

Re: Programming Experience

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:27 pm
by JanB1
Scytale wrote:
Graf wrote:In a world where everything is an array, there is one language to rule them all. FORTRAN. :P
^He knows what's up
Tell me more about it pls. :D

Re: Programming Experience

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:10 pm
by Flatfingers
It used to be I could always tell who had gotten a degree as an engineer of some kind (usually electrical but sometimes mechanical).

If their engineering had any connection to computers, they learned FORTRAN. After that, the only data structure they used in any code they ever wrote -- which computer science geeks like me had to figure out and maintain -- was the array.

Sometimes they would invent a complicated version of linked lists on their own that directly used arrays. Lots of arrays. Pointing to other arrays. Which weren't commented, because the code was obvious.

:x

I have no idea what programming language engineers are taught these days. Whatever it is, I'll bet they still aren't required to take a Data Structures class.