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This template has been deleted per Wikipedia:Templates_for_deletion/Log/2006_May_25#Template:Major_programming_languages. I have left the talk page in place if people want to discuss alternatives to this template. —Ruud 20:29, 10 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]

I was one who originally wanted to delete this template because of its inherit POV issues, but ultimately I agreed with other editors on a compromise of using this template as a navigation aid. I do agree that the template had gotten out of hand as fans of non-major languages kept inserting their favorite languages. I would have voted to keep and fix the inclusion criteria (as I had lobbied to do at another time, but was shot down). At any rate, I am sad that as a significant editor of this template, I was not notified that the template was up for deletion. Wikipedia needs to be changed to make it a requirement that all past editors are notified when something is brought up for deletion consideration. —  Stevie is the man!  Talk | Work 19:15, 12 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]
You didn't follow the deletion discussion? matt kane's brain 21:30, 12 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I didn't know it was up for deletion. I don't watch all articles I've ever edited. I like to maintain my sanity. :) —  Stevie is the man!  Talk | Work 22:10, 12 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]


Oh, I thought that you meant you were the one who nominated it for deletion. Is it forbidden to bring it back now? matt kane's brain 12:55, 13 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]
If something has been deleted, it is generally not a good idea to try to resurrect it, unless perhaps all the problems discussed in the deletion process are resolved. —  Stevie is the man!  Talk | Work 17:38, 13 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]
One idea that came to me is that perhaps we should have a template that linked to families of programming language, with the actual languages linked on those articles. It is usually easier to get people to agree on a classification of a language than it is to get them to agree on its notability, and things can always be in two lists if necessary. GreenReaper 18:34, 13 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I'm the template creator. I was not aware that the template was up for deletion, although I had been watching it, but I rather expected it to get deleted eventually - although I believe it was a useful navigation aid, it was too subjective. As for linking to proglang families, adding more clicks to reach common articles of interest compromises its role as a navigation aid. Maybe it would be better to define a similar template using a purely objective criterion such as statistics research listing the number of programmers who know/use a language. Whatever. Deco 20:04, 13 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]

merging template[edit]

suggest merging with the following template

--Ramu50 (talk) 01:30, 10 August 2008 (UTC)[reply]

--Ramu50 (talk) 23:13, 12 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]


Why is Bash listed as a language, rather than "shell script" or "bourne shell scripting"? Bash is a single shell implementation. It's not even used on many unixlikes: BSDs, etc.


Looking at this, and I realize this is always an arbitrary point, but I wonder why Lua is not included? Technopeasant (talk) 22:14, 1 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Criteria and status[edit]

I am confused by #Deleted, since recent edits have added invocations on several pages. Also, I don't see any discussion of criteria. Is there any reason not to list

"Assembly" is listed as a language but it is actually a type of languages, and the syntax of assemblers varies drastically even for a single machine. Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz Username:Chatul (talk) 15:33, 8 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]