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Oct 31 2008   9:10PM GMT

Programming Languages

SJC SJC Profile: SJC

I’ve never really thought much about programming languages — nor the plethora of languages that have been developed through the years.  While writing my previous blog entry I found myself trying to come up with the name of my first programming language – COBOL.  It’s been so long now since I have used it, or referred to it in any way, that I just couldn’t remember it!  (…brain freeze 🙂 I guess).

Anyway, I went to Google “programming languages” and found the WikiPedia page with its “List of Programming Languages“– I was amazed to find that WikiPedia lists some 2700 or so programming languages.  Just for fun (…and a little diversion), I found myself checking out some of the unknowns, as well as info about some of the languages I’ve heard of before but know nothing of.  It was an interesting little diversion that I thought others might enjoy as well.

I also found myself looking at the list and realizing that I have used fewer than a dozen of the languages listed.  I guess I’ve led a more sheltered life than I’m accused of!

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