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November 10th, 2009, 10:09 PM
What is the most used programming language in linux? I am taking classes soon and i would like to do a language used a lot in the Linux OS.

Thanks :)

November 10th, 2009, 10:16 PM
A language used alot by the people or what is the kernel made in? Not quite sure what you're asking. But C/C++ is pretty popular here, as well as Python. It's hard to say what is the most used, everyone has their own reasons for using a language.

November 10th, 2009, 10:19 PM
Lots of languages are used... kernel stuff is C. Window managers are often C/C++. The super high-level languages are also used in *nix, so there's Python, Perl, Ruby, etc.

November 10th, 2009, 10:28 PM
"Linux OS", if you mean actual coding of the kernel, then it would be C (and assembly)

If you mean as "User" applications, then you'll find that C and C++ are popular because... well because they're popular (popularity is cyclic on programming languages).

Java is not that popular, but still used a lot because it's easy to port. (And most of these are ports from windows)

Python is gathering popularity (and is the top recommendation in this forum), because it's easy to understand, it's portable (if the interpreter is installed, just like java), and ubuntu apps are frequently written on it.

November 11th, 2009, 03:32 AM
Great! Thanks for the advice everyone. :)