re: What was your first programming language and why? VIEW POST


Basic was the first ever intro into programming I had. Pascal, was the first ever language I used. We were thought this to prep for programming competitions. Most of it was self thought though. We were just given a book. Haven't used Pascal for anything else since.


You got harangued with the whole "learn PASCAL: it will properly teach you structured programming" spiel?


Yes. I gave that speil.
Structured, hard typed, learn it well and you are ready to go do anything else.

Ironically, I find that having cut my teeth on structured and strongly-typed programming, I have to let go of a lot of habits to use loosely-typed languages.


I was 13, didn't know much. Most of the academics and my teachers thought Pascal would be really good for programming competitions.

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