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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RE[2]: Perl???
by Pseudo Cyborg on Wed 11th Apr 2007 18:49 UTC in reply to "RE: Perl???"
Pseudo Cyborg
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2005-07-09

I couldn't agree more. Python and/or Ruby are fantastic. You can grasp the _concepts_ of programming quickly and easily _and_ have highly usable code to show for it in practically no time.

Both of these languages make great foundations. And, like mentioned, it can be taken further later with Perl, C++, C, Java, etc.

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