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I'm looking for Shadowrun 4E fluff information on programming languages. What are the names of canon programming languages in 4E? C+++? SuperPython? etc? Please let me know where in what book you find it in.

Thanks, guys!

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I can tell you that C+++ doesn't make much sense. "++" is an operator in C, which means 'increment after this operation', so C++ is a meaningful construct to a C programmer. However, I can also tell you that if I were playing a 'Runner, I'd be a SuperPython specialist in a hot tick! – gomad Jul 16 '11 at 17:57
I actually know C++; I was just making stuff up off the top of my head. =) – RMorrisey Jul 16 '11 at 20:11
C+++ reminds me of a radio commercial for a job board website where they asked for c double plus programmers. I could not stop laughing. – Simon Withers Oct 5 '12 at 2:41
C# already is C++++ (two pluses over two pluses to make the sharp sign) – DampeS8N Oct 15 '12 at 18:44
C8va... so Kate Virginia? Now there's an obscure pun for a SR hacker – Simon Withers Oct 30 '12 at 1:05
up vote 15 down vote accepted

Page 81 of Matrix 3 (so sr3, not sr4) lists:

  • HoloLISP
  • InterMod
  • MatComDev
  • MCT Iconix 7
  • Metacomm
  • Novatech VRDrive 3
  • Oblong
  • Renraku Teng
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What? No, "!BASIC" :) My favorite future programming language btw... – GMNoob Jul 17 '11 at 14:55
@GMNoob: Where does not-BASIC come from? – RMorrisey Jul 21 '11 at 14:07
I made it up :) I like the double (tirpple?) pun and the "full circle" view of the future. – GMNoob Jul 21 '11 at 19:50
While this list is complete. I am convinced that BF will stand the test of time. – DampeS8N Oct 15 '12 at 18:46

I'm a programmer who's read most of the Shadowrun books and I can't recall ever seeing a specific language mentioned.

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