New Preferred Programming Language Requests

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Re: New Preferred Programming Language Requests

Post by Imwill » Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:52 am

Thanks a lot!

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Re: New Preferred Programming Language Requests

Post by dms » Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:07 pm

Could you add OCaml to the list of programming languages?

http://ocaml.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OCaml

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Re: New Preferred Programming Language Requests

Post by euler » Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:13 am

Added.
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Re: New Preferred Programming Language Requests

Post by dms » Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:41 pm

euler wrote:Added.
Great, thank you.

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Re: New Preferred Programming Language Requests

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Re: New Preferred Programming Language Requests

Post by euler » Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:18 pm

Done.
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Re: New Preferred Programming Language Requests

Post by Gueladio » Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:35 pm

Please add Alice to the pull down list of languages.
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Re: New Preferred Programming Language Requests

Post by mpiotte » Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:46 pm

Gueladio wrote:Please add Alice to the pull down list of languages.
Thank you!
See the post here for the procedure to ask a new language.
Also, please refrain from cross-posting to multiple topics.
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Re: New Preferred Programming Language Requests

Post by Mikescher » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:18 am

Can you add Befunge-93 (or just Befunge) to the list

* Proof that this is a real language:
wikipedia
esolang
language specs

* Proof that I really use that language:
First 50 problems solved by me (and I plan to continue :D)

* It is distinct from all current languages. There is no language from the Funge family in that list (not even another similiar language).

I understand that Befunge is a rathe uncommon language, but it bothers me that I can't choose the language I use in my profile.


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Re: New Preferred Programming Language Requests

Post by nicolas.patrois » Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:11 pm

I solved the first problem in BF but I won’t ask it in the list.
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Re: New Preferred Programming Language Requests

Post by euler » Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:08 pm

Mikescher wrote:Can you add Befunge-93 (or just Befunge) to the list
I've added it as "Befunge".
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Re: New Preferred Programming Language Requests

Post by Mikescher » Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:36 am

euler wrote:
Mikescher wrote:Can you add Befunge-93 (or just Befunge) to the list
I've added it as "Befunge".
Thank you very much :D
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Re: New Preferred Programming Language Requests

Post by AndreasEisele » Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:34 pm

Could you please add AWK to the list of preferred PLs?
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AWK for details.
I have used it successfully to solve some of the problems.

Thanks a lot in advance,
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Re: New Preferred Programming Language Requests

Post by pysa » Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:42 pm

Hello,

Is it possible to add the Frege language to the list:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frege_%28p ... anguage%29
https://github.com/Frege/frege
https://github.com/Frege/frege/releases

I have already submitted several solutions to Euler problems in Frege

Thanks,

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Re: New Preferred Programming Language Requests

Post by nicolas.patrois » Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:56 pm

I’m disappointed, I thought that this language was Frege’s ideography adapted to algorithmics. :mrgreen:
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Re: New Preferred Programming Language Requests

Post by euler » Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:17 pm

AWK and Frege have been added.
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Re: New Preferred Programming Language Requests

Post by daotoad » Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:48 am

Please add Perl6

Because Perl6 is a distinct language from Perl (aka Perl 5) the existing "Perl" tag is insufficient.

Homepage: http://perl6.org
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perl_6
Project Repo: https://github.com/perl6

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Re: New Preferred Programming Language Requests

Post by hk » Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:48 pm

I suggest to handle this like C, C++: C/C++ (C and C++ are distinct too)
rename the language into perl/perl6.

Also there are many distinct versions of BASIC, they're all covered by the tag: BASIC.
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Re: New Preferred Programming Language Requests

Post by daotoad » Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:28 pm

Not sure if I should be replying to hk here or by editing my original post. If I am "doing it wrong," I apologize in advance and will be happy to make the appropriate edits.

Thank you for your input. I can understand the desire to keep the list of languages as short as reasonable, A 500+ item drop down list is not that desirable. Since Perl is a something of a niche and Perl6 even moreso, I hope to shed some light on the relationship between Perl6 and Perl(5).

While there are similarities with the case of C and C++, the situation is not identical. As is the case with C/C++ Perl6 is descended from Perl5 and both languages continue parallel, distinct development. While C++ is a proper superset of C, Perl6 has dramatically different syntax than Perl5 and earlier and is wholly incompatible. For example, accessing an array element in Perl5 is done like so: "$array[23]", where in Perl6 it is "@array[23]" A Perl5 interoperability mode is a long planned feature of Perl6, but it will be achieved by linking to the Perl5 interpreter libraries, in much the same way I could embed a Lua or Javascript compiler in one of my Perl5 projects.

BASIC is another interesting case of similar languages that we often group together. There are multiple distinct BASIC interpreters, each from different vendors. Some feature object oriented extensions, others are purely imperative. Each has its slight syntax variances. This is analogous to the distinct Perl6 implementations: Rakudo (which can run on MoarVM, JVM or Parrot), Neicza and Pugs.

I thought Python 3 vs 2.x may be in a somewhat parallel relationship that set the precedent of combining. I discovered that Python 2.7 is supposed to be the last 2.x Python, so this is very different than what is happening in the Perl5/6 case.

Finally, from a purely subjective standpoint, Perl5 and Perl6 feel like different languages. I've been writing Perl 5 code for 15 years, and while there is a common design sensibility in the two, Perl6 is radically different. The gulf feels at least as big as that between Perl5 and Python, if not larger.

I hope I haven't bored anyone to death and that this clarifies why I believe Perl6 should be included in the language list as a distinct item from than Perl5. Most of all, I hope that it provides the admin folks what they need to make an informed decision on how to handle this request.

Thanks again,

--Mark

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Re: New Preferred Programming Language Requests

Post by hk » Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:08 am

I think the people that gave perl6 not a distinct name from perl5- are to blame.
Something called perl6 after perl5 should be and been considered a superset of perl5.
It feels a little bit like buttering their bread on both sides.
Moreover there seem to be a deluge of diffently named interpreters/compilers.
So I'm not sure the thing has crystallized out enough to go ahead and make the distinction you're asking for.
Things seem too much under development for me.
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