Really? A LOT. People swear by fortran. Look at the codes running on the top 10 fastest supercomputers in the world. Fortran is about a third of it, if not more.
Ibm used to say for a time that REXX was the most used language in the world.
People coming from the CS background just hate Fortran, but that thing just doesn't go away. Physics and Math people love it.
The performance excuse is mostly excuse, you can have pretty much the same performance with C or well-made C++. The fact is that it's easier to come from a mathematical model to code in fortran than in C.
That depends on the small world you live at.
PHP WAS used for those things. People moved to ruby, python, etc. Which is bad, now when finally php does not suck anymore.
C is HUGE. The open-source world is C. Everything unix is C. Pretty much every compiler for other language is C. The embedded world is C as well.
Fortran is not legacy AT ALL. In my world, which is that of Supercomputing, about one third of new codes is in FORTRAN. It is simpler for the people in Math and physics fields to use it and achieve high speed using hundreds of thousand processors. (the other two thirds are roughly C and C++).
Perl and python are used for data analysis in science. And some R.
Python is used everywhere in Linux distributions.
Functional languages are used in wall street.
You can't even compare those with stuff like cold fusion.
After I saw some idiots taking pictures with notebooks at concerts, I would say yes
That's because you don't live in reality. Legacy is that thing where you can't get any new, fresh programmers to work with. Good luck finding a 20yr-old PL/I ou AC/L or COBOL language.
iOS, Mac OS, Linux and *BSD?
Ah, the same shit as with erections.
There, fixed for you
could I buy pizza with tulips? because I just did that today at The Netherlands.
I could swear that the Euro only entered in circulation almost twenty years AFTER what you declare as using it for oil. Actually, it was 1999. So, your information is wrong.
I could swear that the "gcc" on current macs is just a shortcut for clang.
Yep, it is:
$ gcc --help
OVERVIEW: clang LLVM compiler
pff. Vi is great when all you have is a 300/75 baud connection and your "terminal" is an electronic typewriter with a two-lines display (one for the line being edited, one for modal)
To be honest, my impression is that vi was DESIGNED for that use case.
Nope. Get an ipad. Better accessibility.
I use android myself, but my father has the same problem. He uses an ipad with big letters, big contrast. works.
Nope! I like it. I miss the lenovo keyboard every time I have to use a Vaio.
I know what those keys are for. Especially because I write daily in German, Portuguese, Spanish and occasionally in a couple of other languages, besides English.
And you know why the apple ones were created, and why they didn't use the already existing modifiers, right? And then why microsoft made those, as well. You can find it on the web.
You might not like the symbol (on the alt case, but never mind - the new keyboards call it alt now). I like the cmd symbol, which is the symbol for touristic landmarks in nordic countries.
Oh, and I am hardly a kid anymore.