The 10 programming languages most likely to drive developers insane

When developers discuss the programming languages they hate the most, these names tend to come up - a lot
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For obvious reasons, one thing software developers tend to have strong opinions about are programming languages. One developer’s beloved language can be another developer’s living hell. If you work in programming for any length of time, you will sooner or later be forced to work with a language that, whether due to odd syntax, too much (or too little) flexibility, poor debugging capabilities or any number of other reasons, makes you pull your hair out. Based on developer input on popular forums such as Quora, Stack Overflow and Hacker News, ITworld has come up with a list of the 10 most hated programming languages, including why they anger people, and how to avoid them.

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