We have ourselves a winner in the 2nd Programming Language World Championships!

Congratulations to Python, which was able to defend its title in a narrow 55 - 45 victory over C.

Third place goes to Rust with a convincing 68 - 32 against Lua.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the polls! See you next year for the third edition!

Here are some fun facts:

- Match with the highest participation: Python - C, 731 votes

- Match with the lowest participation: Fortran - Scheme, 283 votes

- Biggest win: C - COBOL, 89 - 11

- Closest matches: Fortran - Scheme, Java - Clojure & Go - Assembly all ended with a 51 - 49

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@fribbledom well it's nice to have an idea for programming languages that might be worth studying ;)


Assembly over most of the above. A solid macro assembler on a good, well-documented chip architecture, and we're off to victory.

@jankoekepan @fribbledom I so want to write a 6502 ASM header file that implements a lot of common tasks for you, but still stays within the way ASM works.


Great tournament.

Do you have plans on extending this to other disciplines? (file formats, markup languages, IDEs, ...?)


Not sure yet. I don't wanna overdo it. Maybe I'll set up a separate mastopolls account 😂

@fribbledom technical fact: The last three polls didn't make it to my Mastodon instance... They still don't appear in my feed.


They may not appear in your feed (for whatever technical reasons), but the polls themselves are visible and have been synced, right (e.g. when you check out my profile on your instance)?

@fribbledom now I see them. Weren't visible during the poll - but I heard that had some hiccups recently. Might be the reason.

Ideally every language should be pitted against every other language, and the result published as a directed graph.

I'd be very interested to see how many rings would form, and if it would even be possible to find an absolute 'top' node, aka winner. 😉
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