Python vs. VB vs. C

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by sithmaster, Oct 23, 2004.

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Which is your favorite?

  1. Python

    5 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. VB

    5 vote(s)
    16.7%
  3. C

    20 vote(s)
    66.7%
  1. sithmaster

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    Okay, these in my eyes are the most popular languages. Take your pick. Personally, I prefer Python.
     
  2. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    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.
     
  3. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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  4. CyberBullets

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    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? :dunno:

    but then i come from a Java, PHP background.
     
  5. sithmaster

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    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.
     
  6. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    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.
     
  7. car1

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    Learn C.
     
  8. car1

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    and Unix.
     
  9. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    How is VB not a language?
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    C# > all of those. :werd:
     
  13. CyberBullets

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    please gtfo and i hope the door hits you on the way out :wiggle:
     
  14. stillspiraling

    stillspiraling Would you like some making fuck, BERSERKER

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    stillspiraling Would you like some making fuck, BERSERKER

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  16. car1

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    what do you expect? this is the internet.
     
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    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? :mamoru:
     
  19. CyberBullets

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    C# :mamoru:
     
  20. Penguin Man

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    My mom has to learn FORTRAN for her stat course :mamoru:
     
  21. WERUreo

    WERUreo Imua!

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    I remember having to take Fortran my first year in college. That was pretty interesting... :mamoru:

    BTW: I choose C/C++.
     
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    i think gmail was coded in python.
     
  23. MovieMan84

    MovieMan84 Here we go

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    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.
     
  24. kosstamogen

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    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!
     
  25. Penguin Man

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    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).
     

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