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Programming Languages

Programming Languages danceswithvowels has used:

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PL/I
BCPL
6809 Assembly
FORTRAN 66
Fortran
Assembly
FORTRAN 77
BLISS-32
C
C++
Prolog
Java
bash
Perl
Python
1973
Only used in a class to write an assembler, loader, and interpreter. Back in the days of doing your homework on cards and submitting them through cubbyholes for the 360 Model 155 to get to, maybe 4 hours later, on good days.
1975
MANIFEST Destiny!
1976–1981
First job out of school. Got to write a real-time kernel and SCADA systems for oil&gas and fiber industries. And enhance a homegrown assembler written in FORTRAN.
1976–1981
SCADA on PDP-11 (RSX-11S/M/M+) systems. DEC's FORTRAN4 and FORTRAN4-Plus compilers were okay for the time, but slow. The threaded-code model (kinda like p-code) didn't help.
1976–1981
First job out of school. Designing and implementing real-time SCADA for oil&gas and fiber industries on Motorola 6800 and PDP-11 systems. What didn't/couldn't get done in FORTRAN was in assembler.
1976–1991
Real-time kernels, drivers, applications, and diagnostics for Motorola 6800, PDP-11 (RSX-11S/M/M+) and VAX (VMS).
1980–1981
SCADA on PDP-11 (RSX-11S/M/M+) systems. DEC's F77 compiler was such an improvement over FORTRAN4-Plus.
1981–1982
I hacked a few changes to the DCL command language's Lexical Functions (adding a "QUOTE" operator to F$EDIT, in particular), and submitted the changes to DEC as a request to add the feature. They weren't interested, alas, as see where it got them. ;-)
1981–
It was way more fun than FORTRAN!
1990–
Took a class. Wanted to grok the STL, etc. Reverted to C to get work done.
1990
The class of the class class is the class class. My extremely brief intro to Prolog was in a seminar, so I'm not sure that even qualifies as a class.
1997
Took a class in it. Mildly amusing, but no beans.
1998–
[ $StepsNeeded -eq 1 ] && echo "I like code that doesn't branch"\! || echo foo
2000–
Still roxors for regex! I used perl as a regex generator to edit 10K+ login scripts.
2001–
The language of choice for scripting anything needing database access and anything with any kind of structure, which is to say whatever is too much for bash (or perl if serious regexes are needed).