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Old 09-06-2001, 06:08 PM   #1
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What was the first language you learned?


i'm thinking of trying C.

some feedback, please!
 
Old 09-06-2001, 06:18 PM   #2
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I recommend Python. It's easy, fast, and affordable! (free)

Eric S. Raymond recommends it. If you don't know who he is, go to :

http://www.tuxedo.org

He'll tell you everything.

Here's python's site:

http://www.python.org

Good Luck!

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Old 09-06-2001, 06:57 PM   #3
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i agree, start with python, once you know that, c and c++ won't be as difficult to learn.

i started with pascal, it was a required course in college. haven't used it since.
 
Old 09-06-2001, 09:05 PM   #4
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Well.....I started with C++, and didn't have any problems. So I guess what ever floats ur boat. They say C++ is hard to learn first; but I guess u just have to have the love for it.
 
Old 09-06-2001, 09:32 PM   #5
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started with gwbasic interpreter, then in high school took C, and college took it again. I found C to be pretty decent as a real formal into to programming.
 
Old 09-06-2001, 10:55 PM   #6
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I started out with Java. I looked at Eric Raymond's site and saw that he recommended Python. I checked out Python, but I didn't feel the demand was as great for Python. Of course it is a very useful language, but I felt that C, C++, and Java just had a greater demand. After narrowing that down, I learned that Java is a bit kinder on the beginner. It's pretty difficult to get a memory leak in Java. I found it much easier to learn other languages later though.
 
Old 09-09-2001, 10:30 PM   #7
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My first language was Perl. Also free.
 
Old 09-10-2001, 03:12 PM   #8
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I've not startet with C butI think it's the best programming language.
If you look at the Linux Kernel there are about 93% in C.

So...why do you wait!!!!??? !! START with C !!
 
Old 09-15-2001, 01:55 AM   #9
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Apple II BASIC..

If you think Bill's language is worth speaking of!!!
 
Old 09-15-2001, 01:58 AM   #10
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Oh yeah

C++ is free too just for your all knowledge.... Project GCPP....
 
Old 09-15-2001, 10:56 PM   #11
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oulevon

Yep, that's who told me to take Python. Well, I read his hackerFAQ a while back ago, which is well written, and I did it. I think I have ESR to thank, because if not for him, I'd never even KNOW about Linux!!!!!

You know, I e-mailed him, asking about the Logitanaka (or something), and he said "It's a parody of the translations of Eastern Religious books". That's all, but he's busy, so I understand

I think I should've posted him somewhere, so everyone could've seen it, but oh well...

*****Colonel Panic*****
 
Old 06-05-2002, 04:41 PM   #12
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Arrow

MS QBasic!!! It rules!!!
 
Old 06-05-2002, 08:07 PM   #13
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Hmmm ....


Slovene, German, APL, English, Basic, Latin, Pascal, C, C++, Greek,
REXX, SQL :}


I recommend Greek, by the way! It's really neat, well structured
and allows for quite clear thinking :}

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 06-06-2002, 01:09 AM   #14
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I suggest C/C++

i started with BASIC during schooldays, then as a part of course FORTRAN AND PASCAL in college. Also I learned C. Now going with C++ and x86assembly(using NASM)
 
Old 06-06-2002, 05:00 AM   #15
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I started off with Basic then switched over to pascal finally over to C. C works but C++ will make things better.
 
  


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