View Poll Results: Your first programming language?

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  • C

    9 22.50%
  • C++

    9 22.50%
  • Basic

    13 32.50%
  • Visual Basic

    0 0%
  • Pascal

    0 0%
  • Java

    3 7.50%
  • Lisp

    0 0%
  • Ada

    0 0%
  • Fortran

    1 2.50%
  • Perl

    2 5.00%
  • Python

    0 0%
  • Scheme

    0 0%
  • Cobol

    0 0%
  • Smalltalk

    0 0%
  • Prolog

    0 0%
  • HTML

    2 5.00%
  • Logowriter!!!

    1 2.50%

Your first programming language?

This is a discussion on Your first programming language? within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Following up AdamVipers thread with a poll....

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    Your first programming language?

    Following up AdamVipers thread with a poll.
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    you forgot HTML -_-'

    i started in HTML and then went into Perl. never got that great in it though

    i plan on starting again with perl.
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    sadly, i learned basic first. (but i was 6 years old, so it was only fitting...)

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    So, do you consider HTML to be a programming language then?
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    it may be web-based but HELLYEAH!!!! html is a language. why the hell else would it have its own name like HTML. though i cant stand to see Pascal or BASIC as a programming language -_-' but the sad thruth is that they are, and im never learning them, they are way too ancient
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    yeah html is probably the least powerful language ever, but it is one. So therefore i started with that, but my first REAL one was perl.
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    Java. I don't consider HTML a programming language so I didn't vote for that one.

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    >>html is a language.
    Yes, it is a language, hence its name (as you pointed out). But is it a programming language? It's name suggests not (markup language), and it's format is nothing like a procedural/OOP programming language. Anyways, I'm OT for this thread, and my question is rhetorical, so just ignore me
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    I agree with Hammer, HTML is not a programming language. I started with html, and then learned java, Ill vote for Java then.

    That poll is huge, what is the maximum number of items for a poll or is there?

    //Edit, wow Smalltalk is up there. I learned that this year. Does anyone else program, or used to program with it?
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    HTML is absolutely not a programming language. It's a formatting language, a way of making text look pretty.

    I would say that HTML is a definition much like the insides of a RTF document is a definition.

    You can create an RTF document by merely typing special tags and codes into a standard text file.

    You can do the same with HTML.

    The output: formatted text. You would use WordPad, Word, or another word processor that supports RTF documents to view the document. Likewise, you'd use a web browser to view an HTML document.

    Of course, HTML has a few more features, but that's hardly noteworthy to call it a "programming" language.

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    Originally posted by DarkViper
    it may be web-based but HELLYEAH!!!! html is a language. why the hell else would it have its own name like HTML. though i cant stand to see Pascal or BASIC as a programming language -_-' but the sad thruth is that they are, and im never learning them, they are way too ancient
    uh... you have no idea what you are talking about.

    HTML = HyperText Markup Langauge

    if it was a programming langauge it would be HTPL.

    saying HTML is a programming language is like saying English is a programming language.

    "though i can't stand to see Pascal or BASIC as a programming language"

    This makes no sense. Just because they are old as all get out doesn't mean that they don't deserve to be called programming languages. Trying to convince me that BASIC and PASCAL aren't programming languages is like trying to convince me that FORTRAN or COBOL isn't a programming language. Saying that PASCAL isn't a programming langauge because it is old is like saying that your grandfather isn't a person.

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    >>That poll is huge, what is the maximum number of items for a poll or is there?


    you should see the one they did at codeguru, there was prob 30+
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    >>Saying that PASCAL isn't a programming langauge because it is old is like saying that your grandfather isn't a person.

    LMFAO! My sides are killing me now. I had to wipe away the tears just to post.

    >>if it was a programming langauge it would be HTPL.

    Yup.

    HTML is not a programming language.

    ... Oh, and, uh, my first language was Basic.
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    Originally posted by MethodMan
    That poll is huge, what is the maximum number of items for a poll or is there?
    15. I wanted to have more (!), but that was the limit. Seems like the mods can change the max though, since after HTML was added, it is now 16.

    I don't consider HTML a programming language though. Then Excel, Word, Access and similar would be too since they also have formatting commands (tags).
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    Originally posted by ygfperson
    added HTML to the poll

    sadly, i learned basic first. (but i was 6 years old, so it was only fitting...)
    wierd, i started learning BASIC when i was 6 also
    No I DIDN'T steal my name from Misro$ofts OS, it's pure coincidence.

    The lines around my name (-) are only there because i needed a name over the 3 character minimum letter limit

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