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Re: What was your first Programming Language

Post by Myrien » February 11th, 2011, 2:23 pm

As as many have included markup languages, first HTML, then CSS.
Counting only real programming languages, I started C++ a few months ago. I haven't got that far though due to other projects, mainly literature and art.

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Re: What was your first Programming Language

Post by Alarantalara » February 13th, 2011, 12:14 am

I'll join the HyperCard group. The scripting language behind it, HyperTalk, is most definitely a real language.
I still have fond memories of discovering that

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on mouseUp
  ask "What do you want to do?"
  do it
end mouseUp
is correct and useful. The implicit variable "it" was probably my favourite feature.

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Re: What was your first Programming Language

Post by monochromatic » February 13th, 2011, 12:34 am

Same as most, HTML being my actually first but WML being the first to yield results. Currently learning Lua.

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Re: What was your first Programming Language

Post by Gambit » February 13th, 2011, 2:01 pm

If we're counting HTML then I guess I have to change my vote.

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Re: What was your first Programming Language

Post by monochromatic » February 13th, 2011, 2:48 pm

Well, if we don't count markup languages then Lua would be first, and I haven't even fully learned it yet.

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Re: What was your first Programming Language

Post by Sgt. Groovy » February 13th, 2011, 3:49 pm

I first learned programming with BASIC, first in VIC-20 and then C-64. My first PC came with Turbo Pascal, and I used that quite a while. Since then I've learned Python, C, PHP, R and Octave (Matlab). Of the markup languages, I've used HTML+CSS, SVG, LaTeX, POV-Ray SDL and WML. I'm not really good in any of those, though, but when you're familiar with several languages, it's rather easy to learn new ones.
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Re: What was your first Programming Language

Post by dipseydoodle » February 15th, 2011, 7:57 pm

My original was Unit/Era WML(and I can't say I've tried anything else)... After that I wrote some Applescript Apps and some simple games in Inform7... Right now though I've been experimenting with BASH and UNIX/SHELL script which I find most difficult(I've been writing a GUI for FreeDOS).
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Re: What was your first Programming Language

Post by pauxlo » February 18th, 2011, 6:21 pm

I think my first touch with programming was with some BASIC system, but I don't really remember this. (It was not my own computer, too - I think some course somewhere.)

Then, when I got my own computer, I did quite some programs in MS-DOS batch files (which was not easy, since it does not really support arithmetic - so this mainly were programs with lots of menu structures and little real use).

Later came Pascal (Turbo Pascal for DOS, then Borland Pascal for Windows), where I simulated a combined spring/cord pendulum, painted a 3-dimensional colored wave, and wrote a program for learning vocabulary (this used the Windows API, I think).

(Then came Java, LaTeX, Bash, JavaScript, procmail, elisp, C, lex, bison, SQL (including implementing a simplified subset in C), C++, PHP, WML, Lua, Groovy. I'm not totally sure about the order, though. I also looked in quite some more languages.)

(Edit: adding some languages I forgot before.)

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