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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Only programming in C++

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    C++ SharK The SharK's Avatar
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    Only programming in C++

    How many of you have ONLY learned to program
    by using C++ and have managed fine by that ?
    Studying programming languages,
    you'll ALWAYS be a student ;-)

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    Technically I started with another language, then moved to C, then C++, amongst other languages.
    My best code is written with the delete key.

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    I learned C and Java before C++.
    Ironically, Java taught me how to use C++ better.

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    Well I started with QBasic, but I don't think I went very far with that. And then I did some C but I can't say I "learned" it either.
    "Think not but that I know these things; or think
    I know them not: not therefore am I short
    Of knowing what I ought."
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    I actually started off with a bunch of scripting languages before I moved onto C. To be completely honest, I really wish I had started with C first, then moved onto other languages to inevitably hit C++ and keep going.
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    I started off with C++, then dabbled in a few other languages. Well if you count HTML and JavaScript I learned those before C++.
    EDIT:
    Now that I think of it, I did do a little bit of BASIC before C++ on this really old thing that booted to DOS, I think it had Windows 3.1 or something.
    Last edited by jmd15; 10-17-2005 at 04:38 PM.
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    Oh, man, this makes me feel old. (I'm not, really) I started out on Apple BASIC, on my mom's Apple IIc+. I've worked with that, Qbasic, pascal, and VB before C++.
    There is a difference between tedious and difficult.

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    Lets see started with BASIC, then C, assembly (which made C a lot better), then c++, php. I'm about to start on VB since I want to write a simple GUI program and doing it in C++ is a pain.

    The nice thing about programming is once you learn the ideas and concepts its just a matter of learning the syntax and the strength and weaknesses of the various languages.

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    Don't say that makes you feel old because then you'll make me feel old. I did the same thing, started with Apple Basic on my Apple IIe, then on to QBasic, then C++ and a little Java. Now I use mostly Perl for work but I still dabble in C++ for myself.

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    I've done a little bit of:
    C
    C++
    C#
    VB.Net
    Java
    PHP

    Not alot in any of them, but most of them wouldn't give me much trouble to use.


    EDIT: By which I mean: I could code a single line before making it uncompilable.
    Last edited by 7smurfs; 10-17-2005 at 04:57 PM.
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    Let's see. Most of these languages I don't _know_, but some I've hopped through or am now learning.
    MS Works Spreadsheet -> QBASIC -> TI-BASIC -> RPL -> C++ -> Perl/Ruby/Io/C/Scheme/XSLT. It would be cool if C++ had call-with-current-continuation, but I won't get into that.

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    A fairly popular path for me. I started on QBasic, then learned C and C++, then branched out. From there, I've done Java, System370 and x86 Assembly, C#, VB.NET and dabbled in some other stuff.

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    Javascript->C++->C->Perl->Java->PHP->C#->VB.NET

    Markup languages like XML/HTML/XSLT don't count.

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    Oh yeah I forgot all about javascript...

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    started out in C++ but quickly moved to python and java

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