Originally Posted by tracknut
I'm curious as to your answers for the 70/80/90's, what language did you pick and why, and by "popular", to you mean "used in the most programs"?
Yes, the most widely used.
70's; I picked C (C++ came out in 79 so it didn't really count)
80's; Python and Perl
90's; Java and PHP had a pretty good boom
00's; Was just a repeat. (In 2004 PHP5 came out and was a big hit of course), but most people used the languages from previous times.
For the top five throughout history so far I picked