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  • Logo

    2 3.33%
  • BASIC

    22 36.67%
  • Cobol

    1 1.67%
  • FORTRAN

    1 1.67%
  • C

    8 13.33%
  • C++

    8 13.33%
  • Pascal

    7 11.67%
  • Assembly

    2 3.33%
  • JAVA

    0 0%
  • C#

    0 0%
  • HTML

    4 6.67%
  • B

    0 0%
  • BCPL

    0 0%
  • English ;-)

    2 3.33%
  • Other

    3 5.00%

What was your first language?

This is a discussion on What was your first language? within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; QBASIC...yuck. I started writing simple AI programs with it...then I wanted to try FORTRAN but I couldn't figure out what ...

  1. #16
    Just one more wrong move. -KEN-'s Avatar
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    QBASIC...yuck. I started writing simple AI programs with it...then I wanted to try FORTRAN but I couldn't figure out what compiler to use...so I found a good C one and stuck with C.

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    Logo was mine Turtle up and turtle down?
    then qbasic, pascal, c then c++.

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    I wanted to try FORTRAN but I couldn't figure out what compiler to use
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    Good Fortran (and it is Uppercase and lowercase nowdays) compilers are hard to find on pc's. I don't like Fortran too much, my teacher forced us to use Fortran 77, uppercase, only 6 letter identifiers, integers only start with the letters between I and N, and you had to make sure there was 6 spaces. Fortran is the oldest computer language alive, next comes Lisp. It's strong point is the level of optimization and using multiple cpu's.

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    I had to learn C for college, but I've taught myself BASIC, Pascal, and C++. I'm currently tackling Java/J++.
    Ramble on...

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    My first language was C, I taught myself, with a book or three of course.
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    Well I ended up teaching myself most of what I know about C from books too. My lecturer wasn't even interested in showing you how to learn programming.
    Ramble on...

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    yeah... english is just too hard... some really advanced programmer must have designed it eh?
    hasafraggin shizigishin oppashigger...

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    Mine were a couple of things all mushed up into one period of my life. They aren't hard "languages" but I tackled them all at one time in the beginning:

    (in no specific order)
    -Visual Basic
    -VBScript
    -HTML

    Like I said, it wasn't hard at all. It's when I started C that the challenge knocked on my door. That's what I like. POWER TO C.

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    English? What's English? Some sort of beta-version of a language that "never made it"? I don't understand.
    1978 Silver Anniversary Corvette

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    you've never heard of English?? It's sort of hard to learn, but it's incredibly powerful (espescially with MSVE++) - here's some sample code

    Code:
    creat an integer named num1 
    
    create a standard dialog box
    add in a static text control at point (0,0) to the bottom-right corner and name it static1
    
    make num1 = 5
    add num1 to static1
    try doing THAT with VB!

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    Gosh, that code is...is...like...a...I don't know...another language! I can't understand a word of it! When I read it, I felt this immense feeling of stupidity running through my mind because I could not process this...this...ARG! Must...hit...submit.
    1978 Silver Anniversary Corvette

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    > try doing THAT with VB!

    Hey! What's that supposed to mean? If you are slamming VB, then go right ahead. I said that I DID learn it, but when I took up C, that is when VB stopped. Rightfully so!

    --Garfield
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    I was just slamming VB, not you!

    *sigh* I wish I could stop VB...stupid first period class!!

    hey garfield, do you have AIM?

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    We've all got to pay our dues -KEN-, don't we?
    Ramble on...

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    Not with VB...VB is poisoning my mind for C...

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    I would say if it's easy, don't complain. Yeah VB is a "*****" of a language, but you could be back doing Qbasic!
    Ramble on...

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