What language do you prefer

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I just love learning new languages (and old for that matter) to where I've considered learning COBOL and FOTRAN just to see what they were like. Never got around to doing it though.
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If all languages were equally suitable to your desired goal, which would you prefer?
I actually quite like Objective-C. I need to spend some more time with it and learn the way of it but I like it more and more.
No debate bout it for it is

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Also started with it, so I guess that is why.
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I liked PL/X when I worked in the IBM NFS Server project.
C++ so far, don't know much about other languages so I couldn't say it will be my favorite... The fact that it is a language in which you can code Objects and almost touch the hardware with the code (virtual classes, if you know what I mean) makes C++ so cool!
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*puts on hipster glasses*

Ruby. I liked it before Rails was cool.
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I want to learn Dylan, it seems like an awesome language that is horribly overlooked. Unfortunately I cannot get any working compiler, and the most popular one doesn't work on 64 bit machines like mine.
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Object Pascal, though there are a few things I don't like about some more modern features. For example, I think Z├╝rich's Pascal XSC had operator overloading nailed before some moron at Embarcadero got a hold of it. (I also can't stand the RemObjects stuff.)
Someday when I get the time I'll finish my own awesome variant... But the FPC and Lazarus teams have already done a very nice job.
http://www.lazarus.freepascal.org/
(Dont judge by the cheesy IDE -- it's the language features and library you want.)

Tcl/Tk is a fabulously wonderful little language. Don't misunderstand, it's not just "the little language that could," but it is in fact the language that does -- it does all the things you never think about. It has been used in places you rarely think about for ages. If you've ever sent an email, for example, you've used Tcl.
http://wiki.tcl.tk/
If you want to mess with it, check out Jim
http://jim.tcl.tk/

Racket is my favorite implementation of Scheme, which I like much better than Haskell and some other functional languages out there. 'Nuff said
http://racket-lang.org/

C -- that's C90 mind you, C99 was designed by a committee of anti- C++ people, so even though it does have some nice features they seem to be implemented as obnoxiously as possible.

C++... I guess you could say it has grown on me.
http://www.cplusplus.com/ of course

Assembly. I've enjoyed playing with it from the start. When I first started, ye olde GW-BASIC just couldn't do the graphics I wanted, so I started programming the HGC and VGA cards in assembly and linking the routines into the Basic interpreter. After a while, I figured I was doing it the hard way and just wrote it all in assembly.
When my father noticed he gave me his copy of Turbo Pascal 4.0... so my teenage mind was won to the joys of programming...

Batch scripting... Yeah, I actually wrote a language on top of it that let you do things like actual subroutine calls (yes, in pure command.com batch processing...) but, well, that was that...

I've messed with various other languages but that's about the end of my faves list. I suppose I ought to mention Python as well. I'm sure I'm missing something as well...

anyway...
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Um...thanks? I guess.
I'm really enjoying haskell right now. I've been learning it lately and haskell made programming FUN again.
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The only reason I can think of bringing any real spark into the actual programming is literally changing languages. I do enjoy using some languages over others but the real reward is the result itself. I've gotten to the point to where programming feels more like work to me (even though I've never actually had a job programming) and I do it solely for the pleasure/praise of the result.

EDIT: Didn't mean to derail... but a good response to the previous post.
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