Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by sithmaster, Oct 23, 2004.
Okay, these in my eyes are the most popular languages. Take your pick. Personally, I prefer Python.
Those are far from the most popular languages, and it's really comparing apples to oranges since python is a scripting language, C is a programming language, and VB isn't a real language at all.
That said, I choose C.
hmmmmmmm. i looked at this from a more practicle view.
Python: good for scripting! acctually, AWESOME for scripting.
C: great for writing programs in, but c++ is more valuable (unless you are working at a much lower level)
VB: umm.... rapid prototyping?
but then i come from a Java, PHP background.
True, but those are the only ones I know and, I just started w/ C. Although Python is a compiler, I use for games and the like.
Yep, definetely depends on what you're doing. I use Tcl (similar to Python) all the time for little tasks involving string manipulation and such.
How is VB not a language?
python is the worst pyle of crap ever.... has not anyone ever tried Ensim WEBppliance? Yeah, that'll make you hate python in about 1.2 seconds.
vb ownzers y0.
It is a language, just a shitty useless one (IMO). I mostly just like to crack jokes about MS products.
And before you all chime in with "don't diss it till you've tried it" I have done VB, did it for a semester and also have done extensive development work in VBA/MS Access. It's fucking annoying to use and lacks so many features.
C# > all of those.
please gtfo and i hope the door hits you on the way out
educated statements abound
what do you expect? this is the internet.
what, no Perl?
I picked python, usually I can write small programs to do menial tasks faster in that than in c/c++. But then again it is a scripting language and that's what it's meant to do. c/c++ is still a real programming language.
VB? What's next Cobol?
My mom has to learn FORTRAN for her stat course
I remember having to take Fortran my first year in college. That was pretty interesting...
BTW: I choose C/C++.
i think gmail was coded in python.
It depends what you're doing. For real development, C/C++ is great (assembly is better, if not mostly impractical.) For scripting, I've taken a liking to C#, but I've also found Python to be a handy tool. VB (in the form of VBA) is a necessary evil in the realm of office productivity, but it's VBA is really crippled and VB in general is pretty useless. Of the three, C > Python >>>>> VB.
vb is just easier, I have a c background and vb > C. If you want to type 10 lines for one line of code then C> vb, esp with COM stuff.
I guess if you wanted to do low level stuff, then C... but still VB!
VB is only easier if you learned it first. If you learned a real language first, then VB is incredibly difficult because it goes against all the rules of normal programming languages (whitespace-sensitive, statement delimiters, construction of loops, how functions/methods are called, etc).