@fribbledom This has bee fun, can't wait for the outcome!
@tuxcrafting @fribbledom Haskell is unintelligible for a lot of people (... and I say this as someone who hacked Perl for 10 years), and there's a lot of Linux fanatics in fediverse who don't care to know any other shell exists.
As I expressed elsewhere, I think, C has a certain allure that's hard to deny. Things were simpler, then (and slower, not just in tech but life), and I think a lot of the affection for C is actually wanting things to go back to those simpler times.
A related, big part of it for me is the experience of hacking C on Unix for me. Tools like make and cscope and ctags and man all work wonderfully with C. There's a ... design aesthetic, I think, of old school tools, as well, that just makes my heart sing. cargo doesn't do that for me. Unix philosophy maybe?
@fribbledom Lua is pretty certainly out, but I really don't know about the rest.
@fribbledom I am thinking C vs Rust in the final round with C winning overall but I would not be surprised if Python beats Rust.
If C does not win, there is something truly wrong with the world 😝
@fribbledom I will say that I find these matchups to be ... unexpected. I don't see many of the languages, from the very start, as in the same domains. Perl and Scala? Bash and Prolog? Was this intentional? What was the reasoning for it?
Nah, besides a handful of seeds the tournament was randomized.
@fribbledom That explains the odd matchups, thanks! :)
@fribbledom Go was robbed. Straight up robbed!
@leralle Python gewinnt gegen Fortran (Nein! Doch! Doh!) und Ruby fliegt gegen Rust raus und Lua schlägt Go?
Was ist denn das für ein drolliger Contest?
@sr_rolando ich habe schon seit der ersten runde immer für ruby und gegen python gestimmt, hat nix gebracht!
@leralle Du bist berechenbar.
Aber was sind denn das für alberne Zweiergruppen? In der ersten Runde tritt Assembler gegen Erlang an? Äpfel, Birnen? 😳
@sr_rolando das wurde glaube ich ausgelost
@leralle Lustiges Spiel. Muss ich beim nächsten Mal auch mitmachen.
@Lofenyy Trouble is, so many of these languages just server VASTLY different purposes. In particular, the finalists "C and Python". There's no project on God's Green Earth that would be equally reasonable to do in either language. One or the other will be the clear platform of choice.
@saramg I kinda vaguely know that, but I have no idea when it's appropriate to use python over C, so I figure I should learn it anyways. I guess I'll make myself learn it sooner if it wins.
Not really, but if I'm asked I'm pretending I meant CommonLisp.
@fribbledom Wait how does this work??
A little late now, since the championships finished tonight, but it was done by polls on Mastodon:
Two matches per day, users vote, winner advances to the next round.
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