Granted, some old-school C coders may script in C, but who SCRIPTS in C++ or Java? I think they are just up there to have a poll that shows perl is better.
Now, don't get me wrong, I think perl is a wonderful scripting language. I just don't htink its the answer to large applications or large web apps.
I think the title of the poll should change to "what's the best language", or C++ and Java should be dropped from the selections for ksh, sh, or even