Which language should I use?

Ok im taking a class on information retrieval and its pretty much about different methods of retrieving information from documents, files, the web etc. Pretty much doing google type searches.

Now for a final project I have to implement some of the stuff I learned and I need to figure out what language/platform I am using.

Now im going to try and make a program that searches and indexes the files on your computer, pretty much the same as the search button on the start menu.

Does anyone have any suggestions on what language I should use, I have to have a GUI too doesnt have to be fancy or anything. My language experience is C++, C, Java, and PHP.

I have Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2003 .NET so i can do everything that program covers pretty easily, otherwise I would have to download a compiler do cover whatever else im doing.

So any suggestions?

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  • : Ok im taking a class on information retrieval and its pretty much about different methods of retrieving information from documents, files, the web etc. Pretty much doing google type searches.
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    : Now for a final project I have to implement some of the stuff I learned and I need to figure out what language/platform I am using.
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    : Now im going to try and make a program that searches and indexes the files on your computer, pretty much the same as the search button on the start menu.
    :
    : Does anyone have any suggestions on what language I should use, I have to have a GUI too doesnt have to be fancy or anything. My language experience is C++, C, Java, and PHP.
    :
    : I have Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2003 .NET so i can do everything that program covers pretty easily, otherwise I would have to download a compiler do cover whatever else im doing.
    :
    : So any suggestions?
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    Java might have some smart wrap-around for those who don't like the Win API, it wouldn't surprise me.

    Otherwise, you will have to use the Windows API so if you pick C/C++ you can use the examples by Microsoft on MSDN without rewriting them.

    Check the documentation:
    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa364232.aspx

    And take a closer look at FindFirstFile() and FindNextFile() in particular.
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