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User Friendly doing a language use poll

by mr_mischief (Monsignor)
on Jul 17, 2001 at 23:03 UTC ( #97417=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I'm sure many of you are familiar with the cartoon User Friendly. Well, the site dedicated to the strip and the UFie community now holds a lot more.

One thing that's going on right now is a poll about which language is most popular for developing web-based software. At the moment, Perl is a close second behind PHP, but the stats have been changing rapidly.

It's interesting to see where some of the languages / systems fall in relation to one another.

Chris
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Re: User Friendly doing a language use poll
by mothra (Hermit) on Jul 17, 2001 at 23:57 UTC
    As would be expected of these "web polls", this one is useless much like pretty much any other "web poll", for at least two reasons.

    First of all, Python isn't even mentioned.

    Second, why is "Perl" (or any of the other languages) one option and "ASP" another? This makes absolutely no sense. It's like asking "which editor do you prefer, vim or Unix?".

Re: User Friendly doing a language use poll
by footpad (Abbot) on Jul 17, 2001 at 23:21 UTC

    And just to add a bit of urgency... *heh*

    <table align="center" width="80% border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1">
 AnswerVotes
0:Perl/mod_perl565
1:*sh34
2:C/C++ 177
3:ASP 144
4:Javascript 143
5:Cold Fusion99
6:ASP 133
7:PHP 572

These were the results as of this posting. Are we really going to let PHP win this one? *VBG*

--f

      620 to 582 as of the above time-stamp. The effects of 1 posting? (Btw, this is one poll where you don't have to vote again to see the results. Unlike the webdev(?) poll a couple of days ago).

        p

Re: User Friendly doing a language use poll
by dragonchild (Archbishop) on Jul 17, 2001 at 23:31 UTC
    Good. Perl is back up.

    I am a little worried about the 34 schmucks that use *sh ...

      My first computer job was bash programming. I quit when I realised the person before me (the boss) had written over 3000 lines of script without a single error check ANYWHERE.

      Incidentally, I wasn't allowed to use perl because "it was too big" or some mumbled crap like that. The real reason was that he was a bigoted C programmer who would rather program bash (badly) than perl. I still laugh when I think about it.

      ____________________
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      I didn't believe in evil until I dated it.

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