Here it is! The grand finale of the 2nd Programming Language World Championships!

Should Python really be able to defend its title? Is C still the lingua franca of programming in 2020?

You decide!


Rust lost in the semis against Python, but just secured the 3rd place medal against Lua.

@fribbledom okay you need to make the new threads as response to the old ones, or link back or something because its hard to find the results otherwise.


Just use the hash-tag or check out my profile's posts.

@fribbledom right i didnt think of the hashtag. anyway i'm looking forward to the next championship! any plans for that?


(The advantage is that the context for each poll's replies becomes a little less messy to follow, because they're kept as entirely separate threads)

Anyway, we'll definitely do a third edition of the championship! Probably not before January 2021 though 😆 Once a year should be enough, I guess.

@fribbledom maybe there are other topics to do this, though i cant think of any

@ekaitz_zarraga @fribbledom should be either marx or lenin winning in tht tournament. maybe we can also take some anarchists in.

Escribió entre otros libros "Unión obrera" se dice que Marx lo tenía. A ella se le atribuye la frase "Proletarios del mundo, uníos!" Pero la historia la olvidó. (Estaba intentando ponerlo en inglés pero me he rendido)
@ekaitz_zarraga @fribbledom

@felix @fribbledom At some point we should write a bot that does this contest 24/7/365.

@walruslifestyle @fribbledom [Like, you should absolutely indent your code. But if indent doesn't affect flow, then you can use autoindent tools and such.]

@IceWolf @walruslifestyle @fribbledom I'd really appreciate if Python has an keyword you can optionally end an indent level with (no-op other than syntax checking).

@pxi More like a Supreme Commander¹ vs. a F1 car. Yes it's slow. But it can build everything in record time.


@pxi @fribbledom And how many people do you know that drive Chevys vs. F1 cars?

@fribbledom can't believe I missed this until the final. Also surprised Julia was on the list, I don't think I've ever actually seen it in the wild

@fribbledom C all the way, been working with python all week and I'd rather C... I mean don't get me wrong, I wouldn't really want to use C for backend web dev... but if I had to pick a language I'd sooner go for C# or Java or Kotlin, nice middle ground...


That's what I call election meddling :-P

Flipping the vote at the ballet box


Should Python really be able to defend its title? Is C still the lingua franca of programming in 2020?


I'm not sure how that could be considered election meddling...


Just a little influencer is enough to flip the vote on the one who is most likely to win.


Probably not planned in your case, but this is exactly how it's done.


So what are you reading into it? Which language do you see being favored by these statements?


It is very interesting how the mind works, and I have not been able to find a good example just yet. What happened here is closest to having one.. It's that subtile.

A man called Bernay's might be able to explain this.

:-) this is actually awesome to gain the insight and yet not being able to explain how it works.

@bifilarcoil @fribbledom My interpretation: literally reading the text suggests that you think Python doesn't deserve to be a winner.

@Parnikkapore @fribbledom

No, whoever wins is fine with me, this is why I suggested to delete my comments.

It is just damn interesting how this works between the ears.

In fact i'm curious who would win between Arduino simplified C and MicroPython

@fribbledom I admit I'm sad the two finalists were weakly typed languages 😂

@fribbledom voted python, despite being hard for me to write because of its reliance on indentation instead of actual characters or end block markers, it'd rather write that than ever write a line of C.

Of course I'd probably just use Rust.

@fribbledom C is the first proper language I really liked. I remember tutorials in Amiga Format and they were above my head as a teenager, and how good it felt when I could finally do scientific coding in it. But I think Python is the world glue now.

@fribbledom I'm abstaining. I'm shocked these are the final two 😂

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