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The Most WTF-y Programming Languages

itwbennett (1594911) writes | about 7 months ago

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itwbennett (1594911) writes "A couple of years ago, developer Sammy Larbi undertook a project to identify which languages had the most instances of the string 'WTF' in their GitHub code repositories. At the time, Objective C topped the list. ITworld's Phil Johnson has updated Larbi’s research using GitHub data from the last 21 months, but instead of screen-scraping GitHub search results as Larbi had done, he queried the GitHub Archive for stand-alone instances of 'WTF' in the comments attached to GitHub commits to weed out cases where the string 'WTF' was legitimately used in the code. The top 3 most baffling languages for 2012/13: C++, Lua, and Scala. Objective C comes in at #16."
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