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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pascal
by miro on Wed 11th Apr 2007 21:07 UTC
miro
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2005-07-13

pascal was my first language. as others said, it has strong typing, a rather natural language, has not many "tricks" *a++ ternary ops etc. the best thing is that you can teach pointers and with delphi also oop. oh and btw asm and compilers should be taught too...

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