View Full Version : What was your first language?

09-08-2001, 04:56 PM
What was your fist language. Mine was Logo.

Zach L.
09-08-2001, 05:03 PM
Mine was C++.
I tried using English, but my compiler had no idea what I was saying. :D

09-08-2001, 08:30 PM
umm... three words:
PASCAL 4ever, d00d.

09-08-2001, 08:56 PM

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09-09-2001, 09:46 AM
html shouldn't count... .it's a markup language, not a programming language!

09-09-2001, 02:55 PM
LOL HTML is crap.... My first language is english than...:D What's UT?:confused:

09-09-2001, 07:54 PM
ohh, UT is only the most popular mplayer game ever in the history of ever. (it's Unreal Tourny)

09-09-2001, 09:02 PM
Originally posted by Aran Elus
html shouldn't count... .it's a markup language, not a programming language!

Ah, but see, there's a technicality here. The post said first "language", not first "programming language".

09-10-2001, 09:30 AM
we all have to start somewhere.

Zach L.
09-10-2001, 07:10 PM
Yes, we all must start somewhere. Eventually, I'll get to English, but first I'll need the Microsoft Visual English++ compiler. :D

09-10-2001, 09:22 PM
Logowriter...the only first language! (Followed by DOS Basic of course...)

09-11-2001, 08:01 PM
Can't exactly remember, but before becoming a serious C/C++ programmer, it was one of the following

LadyBug (a really silly way to learn to program)

Must agree though HTML is really a language (but is was the first thing i actually learnt) the one's above followed in some k-otic order.:D

Zach L.
09-11-2001, 08:05 PM
What is LadyBug? I've never heard of that one.

10-05-2001, 06:56 PM
QBASIC...yuck. I started writing simple AI programs with it...then I wanted to try FORTRAN but I couldn't figure out what compiler to use...so I found a good C one and stuck with C.

10-05-2001, 08:41 PM
Logo was mine Turtle up and turtle down?
then qbasic, pascal, c then c++.

I wanted to try FORTRAN but I couldn't figure out what compiler to use
Good Fortran (and it is Uppercase and lowercase nowdays) compilers are hard to find on pc's. I don't like Fortran too much, my teacher forced us to use Fortran 77, uppercase, only 6 letter identifiers, integers only start with the letters between I and N, and you had to make sure there was 6 spaces. Fortran is the oldest computer language alive, next comes Lisp. It's strong point is the level of optimization and using multiple cpu's.

10-05-2001, 08:59 PM
I had to learn C for college, but I've taught myself BASIC, Pascal, and C++. I'm currently tackling Java/J++.

10-05-2001, 09:16 PM
My first language was C, I taught myself, with a book or three of course.

10-05-2001, 11:02 PM
Well I ended up teaching myself most of what I know about C from books too. My lecturer wasn't even interested in showing you how to learn programming.

10-06-2001, 01:06 PM
yeah... english is just too hard... some really advanced programmer must have designed it eh?

10-06-2001, 05:25 PM
Mine were a couple of things all mushed up into one period of my life. They aren't hard "languages" but I tackled them all at one time in the beginning:

(in no specific order)
-Visual Basic

Like I said, it wasn't hard at all. It's when I started C that the challenge knocked on my door. That's what I like. POWER TO C.


10-06-2001, 05:26 PM
English? What's English? Some sort of beta-version of a language that "never made it"? I don't understand.

10-06-2001, 05:34 PM
you've never heard of English?? It's sort of hard to learn, but it's incredibly powerful (espescially with MSVE++) - here's some sample code

creat an integer named num1

create a standard dialog box
add in a static text control at point (0,0) to the bottom-right corner and name it static1

make num1 = 5
add num1 to static1

try doing THAT with VB! :)

10-06-2001, 05:37 PM
Gosh, that code is...is...like...a...I don't know...another language! I can't understand a word of it! When I read it, I felt this immense feeling of stupidity running through my mind because I could not process this...this...ARG! Must...hit...submit.

10-06-2001, 05:39 PM
> try doing THAT with VB!

Hey! What's that supposed to mean? If you are slamming VB, then go right ahead. I said that I DID learn it, but when I took up C, that is when VB stopped. Rightfully so!


10-06-2001, 05:46 PM
I was just slamming VB, not you!

*sigh* I wish I could stop VB...stupid first period class!!

hey garfield, do you have AIM?

10-06-2001, 06:01 PM
We've all got to pay our dues -KEN-, don't we?

10-06-2001, 06:13 PM
Not with VB...VB is poisoning my mind for C...

10-06-2001, 06:14 PM
I would say if it's easy, don't complain. Yeah VB is a "*****" of a language, but you could be back doing Qbasic!

10-06-2001, 06:38 PM
I'd rather do GWBasic :)

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 :)"


10-06-2001, 06:46 PM
At least it can be used to do some decent things (although you could easily do it in C)

'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.

StartTime = TIMER
CpuSpeed& = 0
PRINT "Testing..."
CpuSpeed& = CpuSpeed& + 1
LOOP UNTIL TIMER >= StartTime + .3
PRINT "done."; CpuSpeed&

'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.

10-06-2001, 06:52 PM
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?

10-06-2001, 06:58 PM
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.

10-06-2001, 07:26 PM
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.


10-07-2001, 02:28 PM
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.:(

10-07-2001, 06:14 PM
Hi every one, I'm Sean and my first language was.... BASIC. *sniff* *sniff*