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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I also started with QuickBasic.

My experience is, if I would have started with Pascal first, it would've been easier to me to learn it the right way.

I guess if you're good enough, Basic won't hurt, but if you're not born to program, Basic is not a good start, as it lends to bad taste and the "I don't know what really happens here" attitude (which many fellow students tend to have, even without basic).

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