- Please do not read the spoiler below until you have voted in both polls.
- Please do not reply to either thread until you have read the spoiler below.
- Poll results are not significant until we have at least 100 votes. Do not interpret the results unless both polls have at least 100 votes.
- You may discuss the setup of the survey in this thread in a spoiler.
- You may post in this thread to name what "other" programming language(s) you use most iff you voted "other".
- You may post in the other thread to name what "other" programming language(s) you like most iff you voted "other".
- You may post in this thread to explain why you are using these particular languages most, but keep it personal.
- You may post in the other thread to explain why you like those particular languages most, but keep it personal.
- Please do not compare your most-used or most-liked language(s) at the expense of other languages.
- Please do not react to somebody else's reasons for using or liking a language.
You have ultimate freedom to discuss what you love or hate about a programming language here.
You have ultimate freedom to enter any argumentative discussion about programming languages here.
google "site:forums.xkcd.com analytical engines QUERY":
Code: Select all
153 Common Lisp
88 ML -water -container
58 Ada -Adacore -"Ada Lovelace"
Note that I couldn't include the following languages because of filtering issues:
- C, D and R are too common as standalone letters.
- PHP matches every forum page because it's part of the URL.
- Basic, Forth and Go are common words.
I thought it would be interesting to see whether there are systematic differences between the languages that are used most and the languages that are discussed most, or between the languages that are liked most and the languages that are discussed most.
The polls include the 20 most discussed proper languages from the table above, as well as Basic, C, D and R.
It might be interesting to repeat the entire survey after a few years.
Edit: For general interest I'll keep track of what people name as "other".
bash/sh (2) -- OCaml (1) -- Dart (1) -- Elixir (1) -- Postscript (1) -- Mathematica (1) -- PGSQL (1) -- Clojure (1)