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

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I know others who like it too. Maybe if it had been my first I’d feel the same way, but I was a C programmer, and I got tasked with working on an APL system because of my aptitude for quickly picking up new languages. I might be good at learning new languages - doesn’t necessarily mean that I enjoy using them!

APL isn’t the only language, incidentally, that can use real mathematical divide symbol for the maths operations. AppleScript (and IIRC HyperTalk) can too - but only because it’s very flexible as to the syntax (which can, in fairness, be A Bad Thing, if only because no two developers will write code in the same way)

For example, in AppleScript, for this sum, these are synonymous:

display dialog 10 ÷ 2

display dialog 10 / 2

display dialog 10 div 2 (div is integer only)

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