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Q. What's today's top language? A. Python... no, wait, Java... no, C

jake Silver badge

In over 40 years of programming ...

... I have used a lot of criteria when choosing a language to utilize for a given project, or a new language to learn for my own edification. In all that time, I have never, not once, picked a language due to it's popularity.

I have never really thought about it before, but I suspect that choosing anything purely due to it's popularity is a mug's game. Or rather, popularity brings out the lowest common denominator, making popularity quite the opposite of elegant. See music for a rather egregious example ...

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