View Poll Results: Other languages BEFORE learning C++ ?

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  • I have ONLY learned C++

    6 20.69%
  • I started with C, THEN C++

    9 31.03%
  • A different language than C, BEFORE learning C++

    17 58.62%
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    I learned C first, though I thought I was doing c++.

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    you missed a poll option: starting with C++ then moving on to other languages... unless you meant for the first option to cover that...

    Including anything remotely close to programming languages, I started messing with simple batch files, then moved to HTML, then took an HTML/VB6 class, then got into C++, and from there dabbled in Java, PHP, JavaScript, Perl, VB.NET, and BASIC.

    I too learned a little bit more about C++ from learning Java (but not much)... but I haven't really seriously touched a line of code for some time now... I've always wanted to learn assembly because alot of people say it helps you understand C/C++ better, but I just never really got around to it... maybe someday...
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    Quote Originally Posted by stovellp
    Markup languages like XML/HTML/XSLT don't count.
    XSLT is not a markup language.

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    1. GW Basic/QBasic/QuickBasic
    2. Visual Basic for DOS
    3. C/C++
    4. x86 assembler
    5. Visual Basic 6
    6. some Java
    7. HTML
    8. PHP (currently learning)

    Just posting languages you've learned doesn't mean anything. Posting what you have done in those languages does.

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    Started with BASIC, then VB, Pascal, C, C++, Python, Perl and Ruby.

    *edit*

    Oh and x86 assembly somewhere in-between
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    I started with ICL's batch processing "language" which is not compiled, but was more sophisticated then many batch/job languages today. By the end of the '70's I was using Fortran and assemblers mostly.

    In about 1983/4 we got some Z80 based Intertec Superbrain micros, running CP/M which came with a Digital Research C compiler. I played with that out of curiosity.

    I'd flirted with Pascal, BASIC and Cobol but still mostly Fortran until the mid '90's. From there I went to C, and then to C++.

    Today I use mostly C++, although I still use Pascal/Delphi most weeks, and maintain a lot of Fortran code.
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    Hey adrianxw you are old .

    My progession was:

    QBasic -> C -> C++.

    I have done some java, and some x86 asm.
    Woop?

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    I started in C, but here's an option I didn't see. I've never actually learned C++ and never actually written any C++ code (that might be a lie, but I doubt it).

    And actually, my very first exposure to programming was in Pascal.
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    I started with C and until now i've not really used much more. But i've been in touch with some other languages

    - C++ (without STL)
    - WinBatch
    - Simulink with RTW (if you want to call it a language)
    - Abel (a HDL)
    - C#
    - a _very_ little bit of Lisp

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    1. GW Basic/QBasic
    2. C
    3. C++
    4. Java
    5. C#

    Just posting languages you've learned doesn't mean anything. Posting what you have done in those languages does.
    Here is something I have done:

    http://www.cartoonlarry.com/flabatch/flabatch.htm

    Here is what it looks like:

    http://www.cartoonlarry.com/images/FlaBatch.jpg

    It batch Processes the Trace Bitmaps and Break Apart features in Macromedia Flash 4/5/MX/MX2004.

    I developed it for flash cartoon animators like myself who work on "no budget" projects. I give it away "FREE" on my site.

    I created it with C++ (using MFC for the GUI)
    Last edited by CartoonLarry; 10-18-2005 at 01:40 PM.

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    I started with C++, alongside visual basic. I then started learning 16 bit assembly in ms dos, then 32 bit assembly, x87 floating point unit assembly, and a couple of shader languages (but, register programming is just register programming, regardless of the instruction set). I've then experimented with writing virtual machines for AI programming (a specialized instruction set for a bot, or a table driven program).

    I do some 3D graphics programming in OpenGL and can actually whip up some pretty nice looking scenes but I think a lot of it (3d graphics programming) is overhyped. I prefer writing simulation modeling software, i.e instead of overhyping shaders I like overhyping boxes that bump into each other and ........ that explodes. One of my projects that I wish I still had: I took a picture of the T.S. State of Maine down in Maine Maritime (Castine) from 3 different angles. From that, I loaded the picture on my computer, the program examined each pixel and tessellated vertices to automatically create a simple wireframe model of the ship. Wasn't actually that hard, but pretty impressive.
    I'm not immature, I'm refined in the opposite direction.

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    Well if we are listing languages we have looked into/learned then: BASIC,JavaScript,VB,C++,C,ASM,QBasic,A little bit of Python, Java, PHP, and maybe a few others I'm forgetting. Yes, major_small, I noticed that too. The language I got into the most, was C++, so even though I have done other things in languages before that, I consider it my starting language(That is why I have not voted).
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    I learned HTML before C++. Does that count as poll option 3 or 1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cool-August
    I learned HTML before C++. Does that count as poll option 3 or 1?
    I guess, as the poll is written, it's option 3... note: it doesn't ask for programming languages, just languages... I guess everybody should be checking option 3, because nobody here learned C++ as a first language. Or any computer language for that matter.

    on a more serious note, when people ask me what programming languages I know, I usually list the scripting/markup languages as well, but add a note identifying them as such.
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    >Or any computer language for that matter.
    LMFAO

    I'm so teaching my kid Java before English.
    Hmm

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