What language did you start with?

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    What language did you start with?

    I'm just now starting and I'm starting with C. How about you guys?

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    Does HTML count?
    Code:
    #include <cmath>
    #include <complex>
    bool euler_flip(bool value)
    {
        return std::pow
        (
            std::complex<float>(std::exp(1.0)), 
            std::complex<float>(0, 1) 
            * std::complex<float>(std::atan(1.0)
            *(1 << (value + 2)))
        ).real() < 0;
    }

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    That's not really a programming language. But if it did then it would be my first too

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    Basic on the ZX Spectrum .

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    C

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    >>Basic on the ZX Spectrum

    Woah - you had a speccy too!!

    Mine caught fire whilr I was using it!

    Didnt do any coding on it - too young, played a lot of frogger though

    Oh yeah - first lang was qbasic (walace wang's book as an intro)

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    Turbo Pascal, here.

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    Qbasic followed by Turbo Pascal.
    All generalizations are false

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    C , just start yesterday!

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    Omicron Basic, Atari ST
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    Cool i started

    i started with C++.

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    I started with basic on zx spectrum,bbc micro,dragon 32 and commodore 64. I quickly grew tired of basic and learnt assembly language for z80 and 6502 processors. I loved programming in assembly for bbc micros as the basic had a built in assembler.... no such luxury on the spectrum!
    When i moved into the world of personal computers i started with c and quickly moved on to c++. I am also familiarwith java (but i dont like it),smalltalk,and delphi. I have never done visual basic and almost certainly never will!
    Free the weed!! Class B to class C is not good enough!!
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    Woah - you had a speccy too!! Mine caught on fire
    Hey so did mine...... may have been a fault with them but then i had been tampering with the board trying to use the printer port for something it was never designed for!
    Free the weed!! Class B to class C is not good enough!!
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    haha, you guys had a common mishap... that's funny... [laughing with you though i've no idea what you are talking about...]

    QBASIC!!! my uncle helped me out a lot with it, and my very first program wasn't really Hello World, i had to make a tree out of asterisks... then i made it variable height. it was to teach the idea of a for loop, it was cool!!! since before i would just use print (refrains from typing the 'f') "*" lines... thx for memories... i also had a book which had a lot of example programs which you could type into the editor and have them run... my sis and i never did get that Flyswatter game going, maybe i should look at it again!!! haha... wow... thanks guys...
    hasafraggin shizigishin oppashigger...

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    QBASIC...amazing how we can tell everyone we're above it, yet most of us started off with it.

    Oh dude! I have those 'f' problems too. whenever I type the word print now, I notice an f tagged onto the end most of the time.

    Your computers all caught on fire...interesting...so just what WERE you trying to do with that printer port...?

    The only thing I never got around to doing in QB were programs like

    PRINT "talk to me, dude I may be a computer, but I can do a mean convo!"
    INPUT "So whassyour name?" name$

    ...etc, and the never seemed to work right...

    It's weird you guys had those ancient computers, and my first programming computer was some cruddy, slow compaq running Win95, but it was still better than one that spontaneously burtsts into flame, I guess!

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