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: Assembly Language?
by icoqc235 on Wed 11th Apr 2007 21:54 UTC in reply to "Assembly Language?"
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No chance. I used assembly language to speed up my (turbo) pascal programs. I now consider this as wasted time. Modern compilers are nearly as fast as asm and the programs are portable, which is more important than the last few % of execution time.

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