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What's your favorite scripting language?
PHP
17%
 17%  [ 99 ]
Perl
21%
 21%  [ 118 ]
Python
32%
 32%  [ 184 ]
Ruby
10%
 10%  [ 61 ]
Bash
14%
 14%  [ 79 ]
Other / Not Listed
3%
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 9:07 pm    Post subject: Favorite scripting language? Reply with quote

What's your pick?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PHP, 'cos it's the only one I can say I have any proficiency in...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Python is so nice. I used to get ticked off whenever there was a C# vs Java war and someone mentioned that they should just use Python. Now, sadly, I have to agree with them. It is such a beautiful language.

Bash would be my #2 pick

btw, I am proficient in all above scripting languages, so I know what I'm talking about (at least in my own mind)
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PHP with MySQL as a database. :)
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LifesizeKenDoll wrote:
Python is so nice. I used to get ticked off whenever there was a C# vs Java war and someone mentioned that they should just use Python. Now, sadly, I have to agree with them. It is such a beautiful language.

Bash would be my #2 pick

btw, I am proficient in all above scripting languages, so I know what I'm talking about (at least in my own mind)

Having dabbled in all of the listed languages, and done more extensive work in some (Python, Perl, Bash), I must agree. Python is gorgeous.

Quote from my AI professor last year (apologies in advance to all Perl gurus): "Python is like Perl, except it doesn't look like crap."
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Language war, eh? *dons flameproof suit*

PHP pwnz a11!!!!1
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LifesizeKenDoll wrote:
Python is so nice. I used to get ticked off whenever there was a C# vs Java war and someone mentioned that they should just use Python. Now, sadly, I have to agree with them. It is such a beautiful language.

Bash would be my #2 pick

btw, I am proficient in all above scripting languages, so I know what I'm talking about (at least in my own mind)


I hear _everyone_ say this. I've never really used python before, but I think I'm going to give it an honest try sometime soon. I dont think I've ever heard anyone speak negatively of it, which is more than I can say for pretty much any other language.

I picked php, btw
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

littlebuddy wrote:
LifesizeKenDoll wrote:
Python is so nice. I used to get ticked off whenever there was a C# vs Java war and someone mentioned that they should just use Python. Now, sadly, I have to agree with them. It is such a beautiful language.

Bash would be my #2 pick

btw, I am proficient in all above scripting languages, so I know what I'm talking about (at least in my own mind)

Having dabbled in all of the listed languages, and done more extensive work in some (Python, Perl, Bash), I must agree. Python is gorgeous.

Quote from my AI professor last year (apologies in advance to all Perl gurus): "Python is like Perl, except it doesn't look like crap."

Eloquently put.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More praise for Python:

I wrote a Python script to help me with the TextTwist game on yahoo games, and it wasn't running quite as fast as I wanted, so I went ahead and rewrote it in C. Guess what? It wasn't *any* faster in C.

This is, of course, just one anecdote and does not imply that every program written in Python is as fast as a functionally equivalent one in C, but I thought it was interesting nonetheless.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I would have said PHP (as I;m very proficient with it), but now I'm really wantning to learn Python...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bash rocks the house.

http://www.thedoh.com/~lisa/site/scripts/?gf :)
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have gotten pretty good with php for web sripting, and its seemlessness with html is pretty fun. Its the first language that I have been able to write useful scripts in.

I want to learn python and plan to get mod_python working on my webserver. Can anyone point a good location for a guide of writing in these languages?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bague wrote:

I want to learn python and plan to get mod_python working on my webserver. Can anyone point a good location for a guide of writing in these languages?


Probably everything you need to know is on the python website.

Specifically,
http://www.python.org/doc/current/tut/tut.html
is a good tutorial, and then all the library documentation is easy to find on the python.org site.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Python, but i am offended that it's listed as a "scripting language". It belongs in the category "divine language".
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ruby or Perl. :wink:
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had to pick other. My favorite is english, as in:

"Hey, [friend] can you run this real quick?"
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

littlebuddy wrote:
More praise for Python:

I wrote a Python script to help me with the TextTwist game on yahoo games, and it wasn't running quite as fast as I wanted, so I went ahead and rewrote it in C. Guess what? It wasn't *any* faster in C.

This is, of course, just one anecdote and does not imply that every program written in Python is as fast as a functionally equivalent one in C, but I thought it was interesting nonetheless.

Interesting.. I've seen a few python scripts and C ports and the C ones were much quicker.. *shrug*
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

devshed.com also has alot of nice tutorials for Python, which I have to agree is a beautiful language.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ruby. It's soooo elegant. And Why's (poignant) Guide to Ruby is teh RoXoRz!!1
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

red_over_blue wrote:
devshed.com also has alot of nice tutorials for Python, which I have to agree is a beautiful language.
Yay for Developer Shed! 8)
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matsumoto's lovely, lovely OO scripting lang.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bash takes care most of my simple needs and perl has coverd the rest. Also, thanks for the handy bash function 'Colorise' Lisa.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ruby is all the niceness and readability of Python combined with all the power of Perl. You can't go wrong with that =)
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess is you asked "which one would you like to learn the most", I would have to say python. Just seems like a fast and nimble language.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

den_RDC wrote:
Python, but i am offended that it's listed as a "scripting language". It belongs in the category "divine language".


Amen to that brother! I was converted a long time ago! :lol:
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