Computer Science Canada

Curious old guy query

Author:  btiffin [ Fri May 31, 2013 1:04 am ]
Post subject:  Curious old guy query

What programming languages do you like to tinker with?

I'm not really asking what you think you should know, career minded, I'm curious as to what has the hearts and hobbies.

I'm a few days shy of 50, and I picked OpenCOBOL and C to tinker in, with an eye to embedding other tools in COBOL. For other fun I reach for REBOL. I try and trick out gforth from time to time, but without a solid block editor paradigm, Forth feels like a bear skin, without the stone knife.

Just curious.


Author:  Tony [ Fri May 31, 2013 2:26 am ]
Post subject:  RE:Curious old guy query

I was checking out recently, mostly to play around in a concurrent paradigm.

Author:  mirhagk [ Fri May 31, 2013 5:39 pm ]
Post subject:  RE:Curious old guy query

I've always enjoyed Haskell, and my favourite language has to be C# (look up mono if you must avoid microsoft).

I've found shader languages to be of interest, just because it forces you to parralelize everything

But I've gotta say, the most interesting language I've picked up lately is Dart. It's a replacement for javascript, and it compiles to javascript. The benchmarks show that even the compiled to javascript runs faster than regular javascript, and when the code is run using a Dart VM, it's several times faster. It finally makes the web type-safe (kind of)

Author:  SNIPERDUDE [ Fri May 31, 2013 9:27 pm ]
Post subject:  RE:Curious old guy query

Python never fails to keep me happy. Ruby too in some cases