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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!

@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.
@fribbledom

¹: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_An

@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...

@fribbledom

That's what I call election meddling :-P

Flipping the vote at the ballet box

@fribbledom

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

@bifilarcoil

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

@fribbledom

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

@fribbledom

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

@bifilarcoil

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

@fribbledom

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 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 😂

@gudenau @fribbledom I mean, I guess it depends on what better means. Seems more like a popularity contest, which isn't necessarily bad.

C is more performant for sure.... But Python is easier to learn...

@fribbledom c makes the backbone but python is user-friendly. Without either the world would be a worse off place.

@fribbledom thank heavens we escaped without having to manage our own heap

@fribbledom Excellent, now I shall use this as an objective proof when trying to convert my colleagues at work to favor Python. 🐍

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