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Discussion on: What was your worst experience with a programming language?

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Frank Carr

Gupta SQL Windows. In case you don't know, it's a rather obscure desktop programming language from the 90's, intended to compete with tools like VB6, Powerbuilder and the like. To code in it you have to use its clunky, unfriendly, IDE. All the code is stored in an unsearchable binary format so you can't easily load it into a regular text editor. The syntax is a weird hybrid of BASIC, Pascal and SQL. It was truly awful to deal with, much worse than any legacy VB6 code I've encountered.