Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Apr 2007 16:35 UTC, submitted by ShlomiFish
General Development "What makes programming languages are suitable or unsuitable as introductory languages? Which languages are better learnt first and at which order? And why what the masses think is the most suitable introductory programming language is not in fact that. This paper examines several approaches to which programming language is the best, and afterwards gives several useful relations for which languages should come first. Finally it gives a final verdict, defends it and then gives some other good food for thought."
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by Invincible Cow on Wed 11th Apr 2007 18:17 UTC in reply to "PHP!"
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1) Php makes it easy to write spaghetti code
2) Php is basically useless without HTML knowledge and useless for anything but web programming.

So they have to learn HTML first. When you are done there's not enough time to learn PHP.

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