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Programming Languages

Programming Languages dfan has used:

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Pascal
AppleSoft BASIC
C
Scheme
TeX
Perl
C++
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Python
Ruby
Objective Caml
Common LISP
Factor
Clojure
Haskell
1982–1987
One of my first programming memories is learning Pascal from a textbook as a kid, writing out a program longhand that ran Conway's Game of Life, going to the college where my mom taught on a day off and typing the entire thing in, compiling it - and getting hundreds of error messages. Then it was time to go home.
1983–1987
1986–1996
1987–1989
6.001 at MIT. I still remember adding some extra pairs of parentheses to neaten things up and being totally befuddled by the error messages I got.
1987–1991
1990–1998
1994–
The primary programming language I've used at my job (writing video games) since 1996.
1995
Never wrote more than some toy programs but it had a bunch of really neat concepts. Generators!
1997–
It's not the perfect language, but it's the closest thing to executable pseudocode I've ever seen.
1998–2000
Neat in a lot of ways but I could never get over ending my functions with "end end end".
2002
2002–2004
I so wanted this to be the perfect language for me, and I never forgave it for its failure to do so. Too much baggage for it ever to become that language.
2005
A really cool language with some great concepts and a super environment, but I could never make the necessary commitment to reprogram my brain. I still keep an eye on it.
2008–
2009