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Ada Lovelace's programming language; it was the first.
Plankalkul; it was the first high-level language, first functional language, first German language, first array-based language (like APL)
Fortran: brought the idea of high level languages to mainstream notice (ALGOL is worthy of note)
lisp: brought most modern language features to notice. The most pure high-level programming language (can be formed into anything).

C: it made a standardized programming language bearable (in place of fortran and goto)
ada/pascal/COBOL: it made the world realize that language choice can be important.
perl: it launched the internet to superstardom
java: proof that ada wasn't enough to deter bad language design

Smalltalk: the purest and most ideal model of object oriented language design
haskell: the purest and most ideal model of functional language design
JS: a scheme the world was ready for, but shouldn't have gotten (the initial idea was to use Scheme, but the world wasn't ready, so a bad version of scheme was used instead)
Qi: the first language with a Turing complete type system

TI BASIC: because games on a calculator are great
HP RPN: because HP calculators >> TI calculators
Prolog: because it changed the way the world looked at logic programming
Ruby: Perl 2.0

And finally, to quote Forrest Gump:
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That's all i got to say about that.
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Ada Lovelace's programming language; it was the first.
Plankalkul; it was the first high-level language, first functional language, first German language, first array-based language (like APL)
Fortran: brought the idea of high level languages to mainstream notice (ALGOL is worthy of note)
lisp: brought most modern language features to notice. The most pure high-level programming language (can be formed into anything).
C: it made a standardized programming language bearable (in place of fortran and goto)
ada/pascal/COBOL: it made the world realize that language choice can be important.
perl: it launched the internet to superstardom
java: proof that ada wasn't enough to deter bad language design
Smalltalk: the purest and most ideal model of object oriented language design
haskell: the purest and most ideal model of functional language design
JS: a scheme the world was ready for, but shouldn't have gotten (the initial idea was to use Scheme, but the world wasn't ready, so a bad version of scheme was used instead)
Qi: the first language with a Turing complete type system
TI BASIC: because games on a calculator are great
HP RPN: because HP calculators >> TI calculators
Prolog: because it changed the way the world looked at logic programming
Ruby: Perl 2.0
And finally, to quote Forrest Gump:

You're mainly a Windows developer, right?
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You're mainly a Windows developer, right?

No trolling please.
This is one of the few forums that's still civilised.
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Basic.
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Assembly, FORTRAN, COBOL, or LISP would be on my list. with out any of these the entire landscape would be different.
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No trolling please.
This is one of the few forums that's still civilised.

Have I missed something in Duckie's post?
Its me that's tired this time tongue.gif
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Have I missed something in Duckie's post?
Its me that's tired this time tongue.gif
I might have read too much into his post, but his comment seemed like flamebait given the hajile's 'Linux Lobbyest' user title and the fact that half the languages he listed off either pre-date Windows or are typically associated with *nix environments. And the very few he listed which are common on Windows, are very much cross platform (eg JS, C, Java).

So maybe I've read too much into Duckie's post, but it struck me as trolling. (if I have read too much into it, then I apologise)
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BASIC
I agree thumb.gif
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I might have read too much into his post, but his comment seemed like flamebait given the hajile's 'Linux Lobbyest' user title and the fact that half the languages he listed off either pre-date Windows or are typically associated with *nix environments. And the very few he listed which are common on Windows, are very much cross platform (eg JS, C, Java).
So maybe I've read too much into Duckie's post, but it struck me as trolling. (if I have read too much into it, then I apologise)

Yeah I figured that bit later LOL.
I'm not sure how to take it... so I'm going to take it sarcastically and have a laugh laughingsmiley.gif
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No trolling please.
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I might have read too much into his post, but his comment seemed like flamebait given the hajile's 'Linux Lobbyest' user title and the fact that half the languages he listed off either pre-date Windows or are typically associated with *nix environments. And the very few he listed which are common on Windows, are very much cross platform (eg JS, C, Java).
So maybe I've read too much into Duckie's post, but it struck me as trolling. (if I have read too much into it, then I apologise)
LOL... what? tongue.gif

I know tompsonn is quite familar with the Windows OS API from other posts.... I was wondering how much cross-platform development he does since Java is quite useful there.

C is support on virtuall all platforms but it isn't nearly as portable and always requires recompilation for different ISA.
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