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Choice Votes   Percent
Low-level, it makes me feel like I'm directly engaging the hardware 4 3.5%   
Low-level, I feel like I have more control when I'm programming 15 13.3%   
Low-level, I've always programmed using low-level languages 1 0.9%   
Low-level, it's more fun 5 4.4%   
High-level, I don't have time to get into the details of a low-level language 15 13.3%   
High-level, I can code really quickly with a high-level language 14 12.4%   
High-level, I've always programmed using a high-level language 15 13.3%   
High-level, it's more fun 6 5.3%   
Neither, I like using both as needed 26 23.0%   
Neither, I write my own languages and program in them 5 4.4%   
What's the difference between the two? 7 6.2%   

Survey posted 2006-08-11 04:02 by Jon.

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Re: Do you prefer low-level or high-level languages?
Jonathan Katz  Account Info
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Many apologies for the delay in getting this survey out (I tried to compensate by making lots of choices!). I have been both caught up with work and having the power supply to my laptop die, but I will be updating the surveys on a regular basis now.

Enjoy, and please keep sending suggestions!

Reply to this comment    11 August 2006, 04:05 GMT


Re: Re: Do you prefer low-level or high-level languages?
Person Dude  Account Info
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Have you gotten any of my emails? I sent a bunch of ideas.

Reply to this comment    11 August 2006, 15:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Do you prefer low-level or high-level languages?
yellowPig Account Info

Yeah, I sent one also.

Reply to this comment    11 August 2006, 20:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you prefer low-level or high-level languages?
Jonathan Katz  Account Info
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I did; there are plenty of weeks left for surveys :)

Reply to this comment    12 August 2006, 05:07 GMT

Re: Do you prefer low-level or high-level languages?
rayden5 rayden5  Account Info

well why do you don't put an category of mixed languages as there are other's like me that program either in low either in hight i only use low when i knoe that some parts of the code may get improved if you use assembler directly....

Reply to this comment    11 August 2006, 10:54 GMT


Re: Re: Do you prefer low-level or high-level languages?
burntfuse  Account Info
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"Neither, I like using both as needed" fits that pretty well.

Reply to this comment    11 August 2006, 20:09 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Do you prefer low-level or high-level languages?
rayden5 rayden5  Account Info

when i said mixed i was referring coding C and assembler in the same program...

Reply to this comment    16 August 2006, 10:29 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you prefer low-level or high-level languages?
burntfuse  Account Info
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That's still using one or the other as needed, even if it's in the same program.

Reply to this comment    16 August 2006, 16:35 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you prefer low-level or high-level languages?
Mr.Z  Account Info
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What about polyglots? :)

Reply to this comment    17 August 2006, 00:55 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you prefer low-level or high-level languages?
Chris Williams  Account Info

I think that qualifies as "Neither, I like using both as needed".

Reply to this comment    17 August 2006, 17:07 GMT

Re: Do you prefer low-level or high-level languages?
Matt M Account Info

Incredible, I'm never in the first 10 posts...

now that that's off my chest, I'm glad to see a new survey. I've only ever programmed in C++, HTML, and TI-Basic.

Reply to this comment    11 August 2006, 13:33 GMT

Re: Do you prefer low-level or high-level languages?
CajunLuke  Account Info
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I wanted the choice "High-level, but I want to learn a low-level."

I simply don't have the time to get into 68k assembly or even TIGCC, not that I know enough C for the latter.

Reply to this comment    11 August 2006, 13:44 GMT

Re: Re: Do you prefer low-level or high-level languages?
Num Account Info

Same here; I've got a pretty good knowledge of programming in C for TIGCC, but I'd like to learn assembly, but I can never get around to it. There are advantages to both types of languages, High-level being easier for newbies to learn, (generally) faster programming, while with Asm, there is a speed boost, and much more control.

Reply to this comment    11 August 2006, 17:05 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Do you prefer low-level or high-level languages?
yellowPig Account Info

I'd really like to learn Asm also, but I don't have the time :(

Reply to this comment    11 August 2006, 22:24 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you prefer low-level or high-level languages?
Matt M Account Info

I think I could find the time but I just can't find a use -- I don't do much calc programming anymore

Reply to this comment    12 August 2006, 15:02 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you prefer low-level or high-level languages?
Shady_0883  Account Info

I also want to learn Asm; but i can't figure out even the basics because some tutorials use some headers; some compilers use other headers; and there are a bunch of different commands for the same thing... according to the compiler and the shell... uuhh

Reply to this comment    12 August 2006, 16:50 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you prefer low-level or high-level languages?
burntfuse  Account Info
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A bunch of commands for the same thing? Not really...you just need to find a good tutorial and stick with it. Good luck!

Reply to this comment    13 August 2006, 18:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you prefer low-level or high-level languages?
Person Dude  Account Info
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No offense, but I still don't know ANYTHING about ASM!!!!!!!!

Reply to this comment    14 August 2006, 14:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you prefer low-level or high-level languages?
burntfuse  Account Info
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Uh, what does that have to do with what we were talking about?

Reply to this comment    14 August 2006, 14:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you prefer low-level or high-level languages?
yellowPig Account Info

He doesn't know what you mean.

Reply to this comment    15 August 2006, 18:07 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you prefer low-level or high-level languages?
burntfuse  Account Info
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But I wasn't talking to him...I'm confused.

Reply to this comment    15 August 2006, 18:30 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you prefer low-level or high-level languages?
yellowPig Account Info

....But he was still reading.

Reply to this comment    16 August 2006, 03:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Do you prefer low-level or high-level languages?
something1990 Account Info

Using modern computers and compilers, low-level languages don't have that speed boost advantage anymore. Higher level languages are really better than lower level. Especially with languages like C++ that allow you to do both lower and higher level stuff. Higher level languages are used much more than lower level languages. They're good for everyone from newbies to programming to big corporations.

Reply to this comment    12 August 2006, 18:45 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you prefer low-level or high-level languages?
burntfuse  Account Info
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There's always going to be a speed advantage in using low-level languages. With a faster computer it won't make as much of a difference as it did back in the days of FORTRAN, but it's still there.

Reply to this comment    13 August 2006, 18:38 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you prefer low-level or high-level languages?
something1990 Account Info

But the speed advantage isn't so great that game programmers would spend way more time and money on low level assembly.

Reply to this comment    14 August 2006, 14:06 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you prefer low-level or high-level languages?
burntfuse  Account Info
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I definitely agree there, I'm just saying there always is a speed difference even if it's not that noticable.

Reply to this comment    14 August 2006, 14:18 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you prefer low-level or high-level languages?
Mr.Z  Account Info
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Actually, if the mind is at most Turing-equivalent, the difference could in principle be eliminated. If it is super-Turing, though, then programmers will always have the last laugh...erm...picosecond.

Reply to this comment    17 August 2006, 00:59 GMT


Re: Re: Do you prefer low-level or high-level languages?
Daniel Wojnar  Account Info

what is TIGCC and where do you get it?????

Reply to this comment    17 August 2006, 19:21 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Do you prefer low-level or high-level languages?
burntfuse  Account Info
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It's a C compiler for the 68k calcs, and I'm pretty sure you can get it from the archives here.

Reply to this comment    18 August 2006, 16:03 GMT

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