Programming Languages I Have Known

“It might come as surprise that the lowest level programming language that exists has re-entered the TIOBE index top 10. Why would anyone write code at such a low level, being far less productive if compared to using any other programming language and being vulnerable to all kinds of programming mistakes?”
 
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Yes, Assembly Language is back in a big way. This time it’s not about efficiency or speed but compactness of code. Those tiny IoTs don’t have a lot of RAM. It’s just like the Good Old Days of the IBM 1620 or the first IBM S/360s. Megabytes were a novel concept in those days.

What else shows up? Yes, PASCAL and Modula-2 and Fortran, all great languages now with minor roles compared to Java and other more popular languages. Fortunately monopoly is not the natural state of IT no matter what M$ may have told you.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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21 Responses to Programming Languages I Have Known

  1. oiaohm says:

    That’s from centuries before Christ and from the defining moments of judaism.
    Book of Judges 16:30, Old Testament date is interesting 1118 – 1070 BC Please remember Quran is writing starts 609-632CE/AD

    During the Crusades, the Knights Templar destroyed one of their own ships with 140 Christians on board in order to kill 10 times as many Muslims in the opposing fleet.
    This one is done in the time of the Knights Templar 1119–1312CE/AD. This is in the later books connected by some to the Quran as well and part of the Christian Crusades and that in latter books come the base for justification for suicide bombing. Most of these later books are rejected by proper Quran followers because they totally conflict with the older written sections of the Quran. Suicide bombing never in fact obeys the words of the Muhammad in fact conflicts with it.

    Roman Emperor Constantine started a process to sort out what Christian books should be in New Testament. Rejected books got called Old Testament even if they were written after Christ. Quran does need someone like what Roman Emperor Constantine for was Christian texts. The books of the Knights Templar if you see any of those in a in a so called Christian churches bible you get very worried. The Knights Template were old testament revivalists a very dangerous form of so called Christian.

    The problem with the Quran for converts is also the backwards. With Christianity you mostly throw away the older books and use the newer. With islamic texts like the Quran you are more often than not throwing out newer books because they conflict and suggest doing things that are strictly not allowed in the older books.

    This is a double directional lethal difference.

    A person taking Islamic style applying to Christian texts risks becoming old testament revivalists(what have absolutely no trouble killing people) and A person taking Christian style and applying that to Islamic texts highly risks becoming infidel(again has no trouble killing people). So anyone suggesting the idea of converting Islamic person to Christianity or the reverse could be doing quite a dangerous thing if they don’t have the understanding of the key differences in how the texts are meant to be read and processed.

    So we have a big set of cultural problems. The cultural differences are that huge that even the way we are meant to process the holy books of the different cultures are in fact incompatible. Of course if you are aware they are incompatible and use the right method each time the hostility between religions would be way less as we would have a lot more in common than we in fact have different.

    Universal in all religions is you should not intentionally set out to kill.

  2. oiaohm wrote, “The islamic world learnt their worst behaviours from perverted Christians and Jews”.

    There’s no doubt there was plenty of savagery to go around in the old days: burning alive, torture, impalement, starvation, and just plain killing were rampant. The jewish, christian and islamic religions all sought to regulate crime and punishment by some sort of written law and custom. Christ, for instance, declined to “cast the first stone” so stoning to death was around long before Islam but also long before Christ. None of these religions had to invent much in the way of violence. Read the Old Testament and you will have nightmares. That’s from centuries before Christ and from the defining moments of judaism. Cain slew Able for nothing in particular. “Kill” is frequently encountered in the Old Testament. Life was cheap in the old days.

  3. oiaohm says:

    http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/10-worst-terror-attacks-extreme-christians-and-far-right-white-men
    dougman there is more than enough recent extreme Christian attacks in just the USA to make a top 10 inside 30 year window not even the 50 year window you suggest.

    This is why it so insane to just look at Muslim as a the only terrorist problem. A pure area of Christians can contain nasty groups of so called Christian terrorists that attack other Christians. Perverted Christians, Islamic or hundu we need to get rid of by one means or another. Yes Muslim so called terrorist in most cases their groups are not only attacking non-Muslims but other Muslims as well. The perverted ones on all sides are fairly much a danger for everyone.

  4. oiaohm says:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_terrorism
    dougman are you downright kidding me. Just like in the Islam world there are people who don’t follow the religions book. There are people who in the Christian world kill in gods name who are not following the bible correctly either.

    Name one Christian, that has murdered non-believers in the past 50-years.
    In 2015, Robert Doggart, a 63 year old mechanical engineer, was indicted for solicitation to commit a civil rights violation by intending to damage or destroy religious property after communicating that he intended to amass weapons to attack a Muslim enclave in Delaware County, New York.

    This was only last year dougman in the USA. But in other countries groups claiming to be Christian have exterminated everyone in particular towns.

    Assam 2009 so called Christians did convert or die on a Hindu residents of Bhuvan Pahar. Of course this stuff does not get media coverage. If you dig deeper you can find quite a few so called Christians perverting the bible so they can kill people. In 50 years if you do dig there is about an average of 4 cases of it a year being performed by perverted Christians somewhere on the earth surface.

    Name one Christian, that has shot-up a nightclub and/or bombed an airport.
    http://news.sky.com/story/357924/suicide-bombing-the-first-was-a-christian
    Something that we love to forget. Islam did not come up with the idea of suicide bombing its a Christian invention.

    The fact that suicide bombing comes out of Book of Judges 16:30, Old Testament is something of serous worry. Muslim armies only started using suicide bombing after Christian Knights Templar demonstrated it. So yes someone could decide to use the Book of Judges 16:30 to attempt to justify being a Christian suicide bomber. This would be perverting the bible but it happens.

    luvr
    Perhaps they learned that from Christians, who historically haven’t always been particularly nice to non-believers either.
    There is no perhaps. The islamic world learnt their worst behaviours from perverted Christians and Jews it is an historically documented fact.

    The hard truth of it is dougman is what you are seeing so non Quran following Muslims do is exactly what Perverted Christians could do and has done. Lets look at Ireland Catholic vs Protestant. Both are so called Christians. Both have used bombs to blow each other up including suicide bombers.

    We do not see any serial killer or mass-murderer doing so for Allah.
    Really this is being phobic. You find serial killers doing it for every kind of reason(. name of chistianity some allah some voice in head…. and the list goes on. ) The reality its a religion somewhere there is a serial killer who has killed in the name of it in the last 50 years. Yes there is even been Buddhist serial killer in the last 50 years.

    dougman to be correct the KKK is exactly the same class of problem in the Christian world as the Infidels in the Islamic world. The reality is Ireland Catholic vs Protestant is the most stupid one. So even without any Islam at times so called Christians cannot not even get along with themselves because the are following perverted teachings.

    If we don’t forget about Christian suicide bombers and remember it was perverted Christians who taught the idea to the Muslim world. To prevent suicide bombing you have to watch all cultures that include it for radicalised groups. The Cultures on that list is Christians, Islamics and Hindus, Culture groups that radicalised groups have killed everyone who does not believe the same as them yes this Christians, Islamics and Hindus again.

    NO, but Muslim refugees FORCE Christians to take part in Islamic prayers, threaten to kill their families, kick and assault you.
    That by Quran should not be happening. This means you have Infidels in the refugee camp and by the Quran those so called Muslim refugees should be executed. Cases like this would be sorted out by Sharia law very quickly.

    The mainstream media pretends to care about bullying and rape culture and sexism. But they don’t if it’s a Muslim migrant behind it.
    There is kinda a problem here. Rape by Sharia law punishment is death. So since refuge camps normally don’t have proper courts you end up with people taking law into own hands if they are named. This end up coming a tit for tat blood bath.

    Rape and bullying is not legally part of Quran or Sharia law following Islamic culture. Rape is a capital crime and Bullying is an imprisonment crime by Quran and Sharia law. There is some sexism in the Quran but there is also some sexism in the Christian bible.

    Dougman the sad truth of the matter is law and order has broken down in lots of refugee camps around the world. When there is no proper law and order the worst parts of humanity come out. Please note Christians and other cultures offender committing rape in refugee camps is also known. Are the Christians and other cultures offenders who committing rape in refugee camps getting their name suppressed as well the answer is yes they are. Most governments don’t want the public to be aware how out of control some of these camps are.

    If refugee camps were managed as directed by Quran and Sharia law we would not be having the Rape or bulling problem. Why Quran and Sharia law states a refugee camp layout is the following is broken into 3 areas. Unmarried men. Unmarried women and children and final area married groups. Yes the married group is to be in the middle to keep the Unmarried away from each other. There are other rules on guards and the like. With almost a 1000 years of war with the writing of Sharia law and the mass volumes of refugees they handled with mixed cultures they got quite good at it. Some of the solution to our current day problems are hidden in the Islamic texts.

    The one thing I will say to you dougman step back and take a non bias look. Every case you see of a Muslim in a refugee doing X crime you will find other cases of non-Muslims doing the same X crime and getting same forms of bias treatment only one problem the non-Muslim crime cover ups are getting even less media coverage.

    Bring them under your roof, share some bacon with them and teach them Christianity.
    How to be offensive 101.
    1 bacon is pork. Islamic and Jewish food laws forbid eating bacon. So its offensive to-do that to a Jewish or Islamic person. Just like its technically offensive to serve up any meat before a strict budhist as they don’t kill for food.

    This shows how little dougman understands about culture. Yes having a Quran following Muslim and taking with them about Christianity is in fact quite interesting due to the volume of overlap between the two religions. Would I want to sit down with a Muslim infidel no way.

  5. dougman says:

    We do not see any serial killer or mass-murderer doing so for Allah.

    Are you trying to include KKK, various bikers, drug lords, and fanatics to include Jim Jones as murdering terrorists that do so in the name of Allah?

  6. dougman wrote, “Muslims have a consistent pattern of behavior intending to kill an/or punish non-believers.”

    As if muslims didn’t have lives, jobs, families and other things to take up their time and effort… Don’t confuse fanatical leadership with the rank and file muslim.

  7. dougman wrote, “Name one Christian, that has murdered non-believers in the past 50-years.
     
    Name one Christian, that has shot-up a nightclub and/or bombed an airport.”

    Name almost any serial killer or mass-murderer in the last 50 years in USA.

    Why a 50-year limit? Are you trying to exclude KKK, various bikers, drug lords, and fanatics from the olden days? Remember Jim Jones? What was his toll? 1000 men, women and children? He poisoned the believers and shot the non-believers… History has a long reach and it’s relevant.

  8. dougman says:

    Name one Christian, that has murdered non-believers in the past 50-years.

    Name one Christian, that has shot-up a nightclub and/or bombed an airport.

  9. luvr says:

    “Muslims have a consistent pattern of behavior intending to kill an/or punish non-believers.”

    Perhaps they learned that from Christians, who historically haven’t always been particularly nice to non-believers either.

  10. dougman says:

    Muslims have a consistent pattern of behavior intending to kill an/or punish non-believers.

  11. dougman wrote, “Same thing could be said about M$, no?”

    No. M$ had a consistent pattern of behaviour intending to monopolize the markets for operating systems lasting decades. I’m sure they’re are still at it trying to milk that cow dry.

  12. dougman says:

    “Exceptional circumstances are not a rule.”

    Same thing could be said about M$, no? Eh, but we both know where that went.

  13. dougman wrote, “Muslim refugees FORCE Christians to take part in Islamic prayers, threaten to kill their families, kick and assault you.”

    Exceptional circumstances are not a rule.

  14. dougman says:

    Here are copies of the story in the Halifax Chronicle Herald regarding the assault case.

    http://i.imgur.com/PQddzxr.jpg?1

    http://i.imgur.com/noOJrz4.jpg

  15. dougman says:

    “they don’t want to be converted to Christianity”

    NO, but Muslim refugees FORCE Christians to take part in Islamic prayers, threaten to kill their families, kick and assault you.

    The CBC helped in the cover-up of the Syrian migrant kids in a Halifax elementary school beating up the Canadian kids. If the roles were reversed, it would be huge news.

    The mainstream media pretends to care about bullying and rape culture and sexism. But they don’t if it’s a Muslim migrant behind it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPyQQJ7RGZ8

  16. dougman wrote, ” share some bacon with them and teach them Christianity. NO?…. then you are a racist, a bigot and a hypocrite.”

    Perhaps you are being sarcastic but muslims do not eat pork and they don’t want to be converted to Christianity. How is respecting people racist, bigoted or hypocritical? I have had muslims in my home. I’ve worked with them, shopped amongst them and felt rather comfortable. You, OTOH, sound like someone who should be avoided.

  17. dougman says:

    Misleading quote!?…LOL. I think it is very relevant, none of the wording was changed.

    Rose colored glasses….islamicphobic idiot, well gosh darn-it. I suggest each of you offer up your homes to migrant Muslims, since you care so much. Bring them under your roof, share some bacon with them and teach them Christianity. NO?…. then you are a racist, a bigot and a hypocrite.

  18. luvr wrote, “it clearly conveys a whole different meaning than what you try to make it.”

    Some people wear really strangely coloured eyeglasses.

  19. luvr says:

    Muslims are even trying to create their own computer language.

    “As a result, programming has become tied to a single written culture. It carries with it a cultural bias that favors those who grew up reading and writing in that culture.”

    What a misleading quote! The actual relevant quote from the article says (the emphasis is mine):

    All modern programming tools are based on the ASCII character set, which encodes Latin Characters and was originally based on the English Language. As a result, programming has become tied to a single written culture. It carries with it a cultural bias that favors those who grew up reading and writing in that cultural.

    So, it clearly conveys a whole different meaning than what you try to make it. But, of course, you already knew that, didn’t you? After all, you do read your references, right?

  20. oiaohm says:

    dougman really again showing cultural errors. Muslims are not the first to want to create their own programming language.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-English-based_programming_languages

    Please stop being a islamicphobic idiot. If you go through that list you will find russia and Chinese and other cultures as well who have complained about exactly the same problem that english based program languages are hard to learn because to their cultures it makes very little sense at times.

  21. dougman says:

    Muslims are even trying to create their own computer language.

    http://nas.sr/%D9%82%D9%84%D8%A8/

    “As a result, programming has become tied to a single written culture. It carries with it a cultural bias that favors those who grew up reading and writing in that culture.”

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