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Programming Languages “Higher Level” Than Python [closed]

In general, I have been presented with these sorts of heirarchies for programming language abstraction: Assembly < C < C++ < Java < Python where C abstracts less than C++ and so on. You ...
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4answers
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Is there a correlation between the scale of the project and the strictness of the language?

Explaining the difference between strictness of languages and paradigms to a colleague of mine, I ended up asserting that: Tolerant languages, such as dynamic and interpreted languages, are used ...
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3answers
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Choosing the right language for the job

I'm currently working for a company on the engineering team of about 5-6 people and have been given the job of heading up the redesign of an embedded system tester. We've decided the general ...
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4answers
529 views

Are programming languages pretty much “stable” for now? [closed]

Recently i have looked at the "timeline" of Programming Languages and while a lot has changed in the past 5-10 years, there are a lot of languages that have pretty much "stayed" the same in their ...
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Dealing with Fanboys [closed]

We've all probably met someone like this, that developer who just knows that his language is the one true language and won't shut up about it. How do you deal like someone like this? I don't want to ...
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7answers
1k views

What should one consider in choosing a language for web application development? [closed]

To begin with, this isn't a question about which language one should choose :) We're considering a language switch as our general direction is changing from content-driven web sites to ...
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2answers
605 views

Is C++ really going out of fashion? [closed]

The TIOBE index claims that the popularity of C++ is waning, and is currently way below C and Java. Echoing this claim, a blogger suggested today, that because C++ is going out of fashion, C++ ...
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4answers
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What operating systems are used in airplanes, and what programming languages are they developed in?

I was wondering if anyone knows what is the operating system used in commercial airplanes (say Boeing or Airbus). Also, what is the (preferred) real-time programing language? I heard that Ada is used ...
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8answers
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Is there a point to writing in C or C++ instead of C# without knowing specifically what would make a program faster?

I wrote a small library in Python for handling the xbox 360's STFS files to be used on my web applications. I would like to rewrite it for use in the many desktop programs people are writing for 360 ...
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5answers
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What programming language to choose for this XML and data processing task? [closed]

I currently code in PHP. Recently I've been working on a project using PHP and Symfony that: reads large XML files (lots of DOM parsing/reading), converts large XML files to large arrays, merges 2 ...
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How to choose the right web development language for my app without much programming experience? [closed]

I have my own idea for a web application, and I am not a programmer. The application will work similar to Facebook and Twitter, profiles and feeds. I have learned some computer science theory, all ...
2
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3answers
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Creating crossplatform TCP proxy/gateway that would handle maximum possible clients simultaneously on 1GB ethernet pipe?

So what I wonder about is preaty simple - having in mind next architecture: -> computing unit "A" / gateway --> computing unit "B" same as A \ -> computing ...
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5answers
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What programming languages are well suited for developing a live coding framework?

I would like to build a "live coding framework". I should explain what is meant by "live coding framework". I'll do so by comparing live coding to traditional coding. Generally put, in traditional ...
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6answers
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Why the sudden rise in popularity of Lua? [closed]

Does anyone know why the Lua progamming language has seen such a rise in popularity recently? I am going by the TIOBE ratings. http://www.tiobe.com/index.php/paperinfo/tpci/Lua.html I've used Lua in ...
6
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3answers
417 views

Is there really a choice of the best language for a specific project?

Programmers.SE has plenty of questions of beginner programmers asking if they must use a specific language or another one in their daily work, or if they must learn a language or another. Those ...
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3answers
820 views

Unusual languages for numerical analysis [closed]

This question is inspired by these questions (here and here). I do mostly numerical work, and I usually use C++, Fortran, and occasionally Numpy. I'm trying to broaden my horizons, and I'm looking ...
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1answer
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How suitable is D2 for numerical work

I'm interested in working with the D programming language for simulating physics. How suitable is it? Is DMD's floating point code generation mature enough to compete with compilers available for ...
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6answers
903 views

When would you use multiple languages in one project? [closed]

When would you consider incorporating another language into your project? Some domains are inherently multi-language ( Database interaction, interactive web client side development), but others could ...
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6answers
4k views

Why should we use low level languages if a high level one like python can do almost everything? [closed]

I know python is not suitable for things like microcontrolers, make drivers etc, but besides that, you can do everything using python, companys get stuck with speed optimizations for real hard time ...
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12answers
2k views

One language to rule them all? (Them being platforms.) [closed]

I have been discussing a project with a client and they want to use a single language to deploy to as many platforms as possible. (I am not sure that it's such a good idea, because each platform ...