Thread: The worst and most useless programming language?

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    Talking The worst and most useless programming language?

    I'm just curious does every language have it's unique advantages? Or do some languages just plain suck? For the sake of replies, which language do you personally dislike? I myself can't really say, I started in C and have mainly stayed in C except for a little bit of Java. BTW, how is brain****?

    http://directory.google.com/Top/Comp...ges/Brain****/

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    brain**** has been known to kill programmers who try to use it.
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    ¡Amo fútbol!
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    How about D?

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    or java 2k.

    that lang is fun because there is only a CHANCE that your functions will work appropriately.

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    Originally posted by golfinguy4
    How about D?

    Would you mind elaborating on why you don't like it since i don't know anything about that particular language? Nothing drawn out or anything just few reasons would be cool. In the meantime i'll do some research on it.

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    COBOL

    Completely Obsolete Boring Old Language

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    Originally posted by BMJ
    COBOL

    Completely Obsolete Boring Old Language
    LMAO

    Did you actually come up with that yourself BMJ?

    Does it automatically sensor words, because moi's didnt have the *s earlier and now it does.
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    naa, I heard it from somewhere else; But it's still true. Have you ever used COBOL???

    *shudder*

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    > Does it automatically sensor words, because moi's didnt have the *s earlier and now it does.

    I did that. Hopefully, moi won't follow the fashion of the day and go on a spamming rampage.

    > But it's still true.

    No, it's not - it's not used in new development, usually, but there's oodles of legacy COBOL code....

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    Originally posted by egrooker
    Would you mind elaborating on why you don't like it since i don't know anything about that particular language? Nothing drawn out or anything just few reasons would be cool. In the meantime i'll do some research on it.
    http://www.digitalmars.com/d/

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    Originally posted by Govtcheez
    No, it's not - it's not used in new development, usually, but there's oodles of legacy COBOL code....
    So, since it's not used in new code, I guess you could call it obsolete?

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    >> BTW, how is brain****?

    Actually ive seen this before. I know its pretty useless, but its cool how this language can do so much in so little characters, but is VERY confusing. Still, it would be fun writing a compiler for it

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    > So, since it's not used in new code, I guess you could call it obsolete?

    But it is - my dad spends most of his time coding in it, for mainframes. I'm sure he's not the only COBOL coder left in the world.

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    http://www.faqs.org/faqs/apl-faq/
    Supposivly you need a special keyboard.

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    I had to write a few COBOL programs going through school. What until some of you get to grad school in CS- you may have to write your own language or "pseudo" language for a class!
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