View Poll Results: What was your first language?

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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; I'd rather do GWBasic Code: 10 INPUT "Hey, what's your name?", $name 20 PRINT "Hey there " & $name & ...

  1. #31
    Just one more wrong move. -KEN-'s Avatar
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    I'd rather do GWBasic

    Code:
    10 INPUT "Hey, what's your name?", $name
    20 PRINT "Hey there " & $name & "Whassup?"
    30 PRINT "My name's Ken, by the way :)"
    40 FOR X = 0 TO 50 STEP 1
    50 PRINT "All BASIC sucks :)"
    60 NEXT X
    hehe

  2. #32
    Registered User EvenFlow's Avatar
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    At least it can be used to do some decent things (although you could easily do it in C)

    Code:
    'TESTING CPU SPEED IN QBASIC
    '
    'This will test how many loops the machine is
    'able to do in 0.3 seconds.
    '
    'This test will take the same amount of time (0.3 seconds)
    'no matter what the speed of the machine. The higher the value
    'of CpuSpeed&, the faster the computer.
    
    CLS
    StartTime = TIMER
    CpuSpeed& = 0
    PRINT "CPU SPEED TESTER"
    PRINT
    PRINT "Testing..."
    DO
    CpuSpeed& = CpuSpeed& + 1
    LOOP UNTIL TIMER >= StartTime + .3
    PRINT "done."; CpuSpeed&
    
    'SUMMARY...
    'This method is not very accurate - you will notice variations
    'in the results if you run the programs a couple
    'of times, but they will give an indication.
    Ramble on...

  3. #33
    Just one more wrong move. -KEN-'s Avatar
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    Of course that would only really work prefectly if you had NO apps running, and no windows running (just direct from the BIOS) but I get your point. I know every lang has a purpose, I just happen to despise VB - what's wrong with that?

  4. #34
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    nothing is wrong with that, I'm just saying that you can turn a negative into a positive. Think of learning VB of having aqquired another skill - believe it or not, VB programmers can get employed and paid.
    Ramble on...

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    I definately have to go with KEN and evenflow. KEN is right, VB is not really as...well, not as...just not like C. But VB is a good RAD (Rapid Application Developer) and that is good in a situation where speed doesn't really matter.

    --Garfield
    1978 Silver Anniversary Corvette

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    I started with 0's and 1's....ever drastic day went by as i...still...tried....to create....a hello world program. little did I know I was just creating a text file. with a fairy. that gave me 3 wishes. I wished i could do stuff. She turned me into a quad.

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    BASICidiots Anonymous

    Hi every one, I'm Sean and my first language was.... BASIC. *sniff* *sniff*

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