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Programming Languages

Programming Languages thumper has used:

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BASIC
Turbo Pascal
Pascal
C
LISP
Prolog
Assembly
Modula-2
Ada
Haskell
C++
ML
REXX
Javascript
Python
Perl
Java
1986
Brief dabbling trying out programming. Had an old games console that booted into basic if there was no cartridge. Atari 400 I think.
1987–1990
I got Turbo pascal 5.5 for my 15th birthday. Didn't get objects at all.
1991–1994
Pascal was a teaching language at Otago University at that stage.
1992–
Part of Comp.Sci degree. Unfortunately found too much C++ which was still mostly C (calloc and memset(this, 0, ...) of all things).
1992–
Started in uni, continued as emacs scripting. Don't use it much.
1992
Yet another language used solely for comp.sci. degree.
1992
Part of Comp.Sci degree. Never want to touch it again.
1992
Taught as part of the algorithms and data structures course. Never used it outside university.
1993
Required for software engineering paper for comp.sci degree. Always seemed a bit weird to me.
1994
Functional programming at uni. Not since.
1994–
C++ was the language of my first real job. I still like it, but you can shoot yourself in the foot quite easily.
1994
Also part of functional programming at uni.
1995–1996
Used in my first real job on OS/2. VX-REXX for visual rexx, oh what fun.
2001–
It took me a while to get into web development.
2001–
Started learning python after reading Eric Raymond's book "The Cathedral and the Bazaar". Still my favourite language.
2001–2003
Needed perl for work. Once I found python, I never touched perl again.
2001–2004
Another work language. Good to branch out.