what is your programming language on freebsd?

Pieter de Goeje pdegoeje at service2media.com
Fri Nov 7 01:57:59 PST 2008

On Thursday 06 November 2008, Jerry McAllister wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 07, 2008 at 12:10:41AM +0800, Foo JH wrote:
> > Hi there,
> >
> > Earlier I was asking for some help getting XSP/ mod_mono on FreeBSD. I
> > may be asking in the wrong mailing list, but my impression is that mono
> > on FreeBSD is generally not a popular idea.
> >
> > To pose my questions to the developers in the FreeBSD community:
> > 1. What programming language(s) do you deploy on FreeBSD?
> > 2. Is FreeBSD more optimised in performance for any particular language?
> > 3. Is FreeBSD even a popular choice as a development platform, or is it
> > better suited as a special-purpose OS (eg. mail server, DNS server)?
> FreeBSD suppports just about any programming language that has
> been created.     If you go to /usr/ports/lang/   you will see
> a large list of them that you can install.
> As for the most common, well, C and C++, Shells such as SH, CSH/TCSH
> and Perl are very common, plus in conjunction with web servers such
> as Apache, PHP, Python, Ruby and a number of others are common.
> If you are doing number crunching, you can use FORTRAN and if you
> are in to historical business environments, there is even Cobol.
> As for being optimized for a language, it is more likely the other
> way around.  Are there any languages that have good optimization
> for running on FreeBSD.   Maybe.   Someone else may know more about
> that, than I do.
> ////jerry

And don't forget Java. Eclipse-devel + jdk16 make an excellent development 
environment on FreeBSD.

Pieter de Goeje

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