which programming language should be used for socket programming?

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    Question which programming language should be used for socket programming?

    Would you mind telling me which programming language should be used for socket programming?
    and what exactly is socket programming?

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    > Would you mind telling me which programming language should be used for socket programming?
    Any language which has a socket API can do socket programming
    Which you should use depends primarily on which languages you know, and then on the problem being solved.

    > and what exactly is socket programming?
    Perhaps you should read this
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    any modern language that has no socket capability wouldn't be very useful now would it? I do some with C/C++ and some with Ada. I'm sure whatever you are comfortable with will have a socket library.
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    I recommend Java for sockets programming. Java has support for both sockets and threads within the language.
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    well, as salem said, it depends on the task at hand. If you are trying to make a CGI program that can connect to different servers, then PERL might suit you better than C, also it depends whether you have time constraints on the program.

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    Can we assume that since the OP hasn't been back since they posted it, that any more replies are a complete and utter waste of time?
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    Java works ok and can interface with C++ sockets decently. Only downside is that Java is slow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salem
    Can we assume that since the OP hasn't been back since they posted it, that any more replies are a complete and utter waste of time?
    No, because maybe others will come behind and read this.

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