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


Fortran, what Programming 101 was taught in (Spring semester of '75).

Then Pascal, at a different school.
Got hired to work in Pascal. Learned several flavors of SQL.
My shop paid to have me trained in PowerBuilder, used that for a decade.

I learned some VBScript, JavaScript, and Perl at work. Three horrible, filthy languages.

The worst code I ever encountered at work were the Perl scripts I had to decipher because the devloper who wrote them refused to support code they wrote at work for the business.


You've made your stance on VBScript, JavaScript, and Perl clear. I know there are some issues with these three languages and devs have strong opinions about them.

Which language do you enjoy using and what makes it more enjoyable/productive than the three mentioned?

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