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What was your first programming language?

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Assembly  368 votes / 3%
Fortran  469 votes / 4%
Pascal  921 votes / 8%
Basic  6571 votes / 59%
C/C++  1303 votes / 11%
Java  374 votes / 3%
Perl  210 votes / 1%
Other  766 votes / 6%


10983 total votes.

Me's pascal.
Permalink Send private email Rick Zeng/Tseng 
September 19th, 2006 12:56am
Mine is :)
Permalink Send private email Rick Zeng/Tseng 
September 19th, 2006 12:56am
UCSD Pascal
Permalink Send private email Steel McLargeHuge 
September 19th, 2006 12:57am
Basic on an HP minicomputer in grade 8.  TI thermal printing terminal, 300baud connection w/ accoustical couplers on the phone.

C'mon Rick, you can do better than (essentially) a repeat of my post on vanilla...
Permalink Send private email Ward 
September 19th, 2006 12:58am
Basic.

Next time I got around to programming, I was in college.
I got a D on the first Pascal exam I took and so dropped the class.  I had no idea what that foreign TA was talking about.

Never touched a language until I got bored in the Navy, and heard there were lots of jobs in software.

I self-studied C.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
September 19th, 2006 1:00am
Applesoft Basic for me. Hplot, yplot, peek, poke, home, what else I forget.
Permalink Anon 
September 19th, 2006 1:01am
What's vanilla? Icecream?
Permalink Send private email Rick Zeng/Tseng 
September 19th, 2006 1:03am
Commodore 64 Basic.  Learned in elementary school and then got my own Commodore.
Permalink Send private email Wayne (AHA) 
September 19th, 2006 1:18am
The first language I knew of/tried to learn was Logo, turtle graphics based on Pascal for the Odyssey game system.

After that, it was Commodore Pet Basic where I really learned how to program.
Permalink LinuxOrBust 
September 19th, 2006 1:26am
I thought Logo was based on Lisp.
Permalink Send private email Rick Zeng/Tseng 
September 19th, 2006 1:30am
basic, then a bit of 68l assembler, a *long* time ago.

I taught myself most languages I actually use. I learnt Smalltalk/Java at college though.
Permalink $-- 
September 19th, 2006 3:34am
Either GW BASIC or BBC Micro BASIC.
Permalink Colm 
September 19th, 2006 4:53am
Basic > Forth > Assembly, all on the C64.
Permalink Scott 
September 19th, 2006 5:06am
CECIL (or was it CESIL?).
Permalink Ming the mirthless 
September 19th, 2006 6:11am
1st: MSX Basic
2nd: Pascal
3rd: C++
Permalink Send private email Ricardo Antunes da Costa 
September 19th, 2006 7:47am
Basic, which I used for years.  Fortran, which I used only in class.  Pascal, which I hated because we had a crap compiler, and because I now know that Pascal is kind of hateful, then C, which is my preferred language, even though I know several others now.
Permalink Send private email Clay Dowling 
September 19th, 2006 8:11am
English
Permalink son of parnas 
September 19th, 2006 8:36am
Basic on a Data General Nova 840, then anything I could get my hands on.
Permalink Send private email Michael L. Edgar 
September 19th, 2006 9:34am
Apple ][ floating-point BASIC, plus some TRS-80 BASIC
Permalink xampl 
September 19th, 2006 9:40am
Basic on C64 -> Pascal on PC-Clone ->
C on PC-Clone -> C on Sun Unix (Solaris) ->
Visual Basic on Windows ->
C++ on Dec Alpha (VMS) (BigDig!) ->
Perl on PC or Unix ->
C++ on Windows, Solaris, Linux.

Not all those are 'linear' connections, of course.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
September 19th, 2006 9:51am
Applesoft Basic. Used it to create a text-GUI flashcard program to help me remember my French irregular verbs in junior high. (Neither French nor English were first human languages.)
Permalink Send private email just me 
September 19th, 2006 10:12am
DBase II / GW Basic / Turbo Pascal
Permalink DJ 
September 19th, 2006 11:43am
Fortran was my first class. But I was trying to impress this CS chick, so I learned pascal to help her with her homework. Fortran was the language that engineers took first, CS majors took pascal for their first class.
Permalink Peter 
September 19th, 2006 12:56pm
Oh god that reminds me - the very first thing I did was on a Commodore PET using a tape drive in high school - some sort of Basic. Also we did some work with punch cards. I think if it was Fortran. Waited two weeks to get your program back and all you got was a compile error!
Permalink DJ 
September 19th, 2006 1:19pm
Actually I think my first exposure is to Basic on my Apple IIe. But again I can't really do much with it.
Permalink Send private email Rick Zeng/Tseng 
September 19th, 2006 7:11pm
I'm old.

Basic on a TRS-80 (Trash 80) model I, bit of assembler.
Permalink Send private email Chris 
September 21st, 2006 3:05am

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