First off... 5 Cody Coins to the first one that can guess what "NYAWTBPLP" stands for (Answer will be provided just after NANY deadline). This works like the old Mastermind
Secondly... the world is changing, especially where technology is concerned. In the first half of the 20th century, "Radio" was king busting the monopoly previously held by "Print." Heir to the throne for the next pentadecade was "TV." Now into the 21 century every possible conception of media communication of the past has been dwarfed by the "Computer" (Internet). Also, in the realms of coding on a non-mainframe the Beginner's All-Purpose Instruction Code has been left in the dust many times over. Replaced by [fill-in-the-blank]. Lately, in the Windows camp there has been some shift from 32-bit to 64-bit, XP, Vista and now "7." LINUX, MAC and [fill-in-another-blank] has seen similar advancements. Even the platforms have changed from desktop to laptop to palmtop and cellphones. Given the future media will only be an advance of the present "Computer" (Internet?) which will have to be programmed
in some kind of syntax... What's next?
The point of this poll/thread is to discover if there is a consensus about which programming language
(if any) will be able to survive the coming shift in computer programming paradigm? Do any of the existing languages have the "guts" to be extensible to the future needs of and for programmers?
There have been numerous "what's the best programming language" threads on DC, but as I reread through them I began to wonder if the "candidates" were still valid in light of the question posed here? No one has a crystal ball, but what code do you think will be able to survive the brave new world?
So, vote on what do you think the future will hold (and post why below) and try you hand at the DC-style "Mastermind."
[Disclaimer - The listed programming languages come from TIOBE
, not me.
][Edit - Added game info link. Clarified question.]