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Hey, where do you live ???
Maybe you didn't hear, but it's not exciting to code an HTTPD in
PostScript anymore, and even a Palm-based web-server is not an April 1
fool anymore (this time, there is a serious OSS project which
implements it). The new hype is around writing web-servers in
primitive languages like Turing or SED (see also
http://modi.bowerbird.com.au:8080/sedhttpd.html ), and a poll about
languages, without Assembly, looks like a real hacker's poll (I mean
that probably hackers hacked the site, and put Schema instead of
Assembly). Even a simple stack buffer overflow of C programs can't be
done without knowing what Assembly this code is compiled into. And
what about Java, or at least its ByteCode? I think that the most
amazing plays with the own code can be done using Java internals.
It's not 1980 anymore. Java is there, and is a legitimate language.
x86 is alive, and its Assembly can be used in a hackers list. Web
server are already written in the most bizzare languages, so it is not
an issue anymore. And if you want a real poll, please remove bizzare
languages that nobody uses them, and put the classic languages that
hackers always used. And what about code which changes itself? It
drinking beers with C++ as one suggested (unless the beers were cooled
using a frigider).
P.S. Cheers for the good initiative and willingness! Good luck with