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DavidP
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

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

SilentStrike
09-08-2001, 08:56 PM
QBASIC ;)

Pendragon
09-09-2001, 04:43 AM
C++.

Generator
09-09-2001, 08:06 AM
html

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

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

Aran
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)

Scourfish
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".

ober
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

kermi3
09-10-2001, 09:22 PM
Logowriter...the only first language! (Followed by DOS Basic of course...)

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

QBasic/GWBasic
Pascal
LadyBug (a really silly way to learn to program)
VB

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.

-KEN-
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.

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

[quote
I wanted to try FORTRAN but I couldn't figure out what compiler to use
[/quote]
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.

EvenFlow
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++.

no-one
10-05-2001, 09:16 PM
My first language was C, I taught myself, with a book or three of course.

EvenFlow
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.

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

Garfield
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
-VBScript
-HTML

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.

--Garfield

Garfield
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.

-KEN-
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! :)

Garfield
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.

Garfield
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!

--Garfield

-KEN-
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?

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

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

EvenFlow
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!

-KEN-
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 :)"
60 NEXT X

hehe

EvenFlow
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)



'TESTING CPU SPEED IN QBASIC
'
'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.

CLS
StartTime = TIMER
CpuSpeed& = 0
PRINT "CPU SPEED TESTER"
PRINT
PRINT "Testing..."
DO
CpuSpeed& = CpuSpeed& + 1
LOOP UNTIL TIMER >= StartTime + .3
PRINT "done."; CpuSpeed&

'SUMMARY...
'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.

-KEN-
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?

EvenFlow
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.

Garfield
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.

--Garfield

Xterria
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.:(

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