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    Default What other languages do you like?

    I've been using Java since, like, 1.1. I knew a few other languages, but I use Java for most of my personal projects simply because I like it. I like the way Javadoc makes APIs so easy to learn, and the fact that I can send an executable jar to just about anyone.

    The other languages I know are all older than Java... like C. What are your favorite languages, and why? I'm especially interested in hearing some reasons to learn a newer language with innovative features.
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    Default Re: What other languages do you like?

    Hi.
    Can you tell what aim do you want to get?
    Actually I use Java because it is just job. if my boss says that I must use C# I will be do it. because It is just my job. :)
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    Default Re: What other languages do you like?

    I've dabbled with Python, which I'm your sure you know is an OOP scripting language with duck typing, but am considering dabbling in a language with a completely different paradigm such as a purely functional language like Haskell or a not so pure one such as Erlang. This has helped a bit: If Programming Languages Were Cars...

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    Default Re: What other languages do you like?

    I've learned little bits of quite a few languages, I tend to always return to java (college teaches it so I've been focusing on it to better prepare myself). I tend to like C++, even though I haven't done much with it. I also learned a bit of drscheme, which I liked and the one I've been most wanting to learn is lisp. Oh ya, can't forget RPL.

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    Default Re: What other languages do you like?

    Aside from Java, I like PHP - easy to code and very fast deployment. Mostly used in side jobs. :)

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    Default Re: What other languages do you like?

    Thanks for the replies. I mostly program as a hobby, so I'm just looking for something new and interesting to play around with.

    I've been tinkering with lexers and parsers a lot lately, so maybe I'll try a declarative language. (I mean, a lex grammar is a declarative language, but a pretty limited one. I wonder what a "real" one is like.)
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    Default Re: What other languages do you like?

    If you like working with parsers and look for the ultimate (hobby) goal, then create and write your own "perfect" language.

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    Default Re: What other languages do you like?

    I don't have any great new ideas for languages, though... hence why I'm looking for an existing language full of great new ideas.

    But I do have some apparently radical ideas for how a lexer and parser should work. Makes me wonder... why do they all work the way they do? Is it because of something fundamental that I'll discover if I try to write one that works differently? Or is it just inertia?
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    Default Re: What other languages do you like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fubarable View Post
    I've hurt myself plenty of times using Java! I think the Java one should be: Java is a normal car that can be fast or slow depending on the driver, but everybody assumes it is slow. So you spend half your time explaining to people who don't know anything about cars that the only reason your car got that rep in the first place was because when it was first invented, nobody knew how to drive!
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