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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Hypercard and derivatives?
by alcibiades on Wed 11th Apr 2007 20:18 UTC
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The nice thing about them is, you can learn to produce usable and useful stuff very fast indeed.

However, you find yourself learning all kinds of basic skills almost without noticing. Loops, regular expressions, branching and control instructions, getting user input...

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