what languages are fading ? what languages remain ?

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    Smile what languages are fading ? what languages remain ?

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    that all depends on how you look at it... but i assure you no languages will fade away into nothingness with the exception of proprietary (sp?) languages...
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    Well, no one codes in BASIC anymore, Cobol is usually only used on legacy systems (usually no on writes new apps in it). The same goes for Fortran. ADA was never very popular to begin with. That's about the extent of my knowledge without bs'ing it.
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    no one codes in BASIC anymore
    When my nephew turns 6 guess what language I'll be teaching him in first? BASIC still has its usage, even if its just instructional.

    Pascal is slowing dying away. More and more schools are not offering it anymore. Which is sad, I'm currently taking a class in it and have gained a lot of knowledge about programming in general.

    If memory serves me, I remember reading something about a two languages before C called, A and B. Know if that is true then they are most likely dead.

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    from my opinion, sooner or later C gonna be fading.

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    From my opinion, C is FAR from fading.

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    Fortran hasn't completely faded. New apps are still written in it when speed of computations is a major factor.
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    Originally posted by Waldo2k2
    Well, no one codes in BASIC anymore
    you haven't done much with robotics lately, have you?
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    >>you haven't done much with robotics lately, have you?

    depends on what controller board you use, the only one's ive used are either embedded C or Java (i've only worked with the C). I haven't seen boards programmed in BASIC.

    And I wan't referring to it as an instructional thing, I was talking more professionally. You guys seriously take things out of context too much. Same with the thing about Fortran, I never said it completely faded.
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    no one codes in BASIC anymore
    And I wan't referring to it as an instructional thing, I was talking more professionally.
    You guys seriously take things out of context
    "No one" is pretty hard to take out of context. We might take things out of the context of what you meant but I wouldn't say we took it out of the context of what you said.

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    If memory serves me, I remember reading something about a two languages before C called, A and B. Know if that is true then they are most likely dead.
    I thought B was short for BASIC? I don't know about A though...
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    Originally posted by Thantos If memory serves me, I remember reading something about a two languages before C called, A and B. Know if that is true then they are most likely dead.
    Assembly, Basic, C... no no, that doesn't sound right.

    Wasn't the original language BCPC? The 'C' language was named after the second letter (as the second language). I'm sure *I* could be wrong, but I remember reading this in one of my C books.

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    BCPL, rather.

    I dont think B and BASIC are the same though.

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    some info on B:
    http://foldoc.doc.ic.ac.uk/foldoc/foldoc.cgi?B
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    I might be wrong on the A language part though. This was ~10 years ago that I read it.

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