Purchase Programming Languages

Straight from Page 3 of 3 in the Dr. Dobb’s subscription survey:

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  1. Which programming languages do you know/use, or plan to purchase within 12 months? (select all that apply)
  • VB 6.0 or earlier
  • Visual C++
  • .Net(any)
  • C/C++(any)
  • Cobol(any)
  • SQL
  • Eclipse
  • JAVA(any)
  • Modeling/UML
  • VB.Net
  • Visual Studio
  • IBM (any)
  • Oracle(any)
  • XML
  • C#
  • J2EE
  • J2SE
  • J2ME
  • PHP
  • JSP
  • Other

I don’t think I’ve ever purchased a programming language. I suppose some you might have to purchase some Oracle product to use PL/SQL, but is that really relevant. And is Eclipse a language. How do you purchase an open source IDE? Makes you scratch your head. And Dr. Dobb’s is a fairly technical magazine.