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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hibridmatthias
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2007-04-11

While I agree with your comments to the most part especially when dealing with the inherent nature of humans, I would disagree with your point in some cases.

In cases where the known language is not robust enough to readily or easily solve a program or perform a function or a more fine control over the processes of the program are required, those individuals with a high level of accountability will learn a "less convenient language";

In cases where the programmer doesnt code for a living but for fun and wishes to accomplish a specific task or cases where the programmer does code for a living as an auxillary task to his/her primary job functions, the individual will learn a less convenient language.

Just my two cents

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