First Seven Programming Languages
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- •LogoIn 1st or 2nd grade at school. Very fun.
- •BASICFrom a book at the library, then typing into Apple ][es at school, then Microsoft QuickBASIC at home on our Mac, then in QBASIC on our neighbor's computer, then on TI-81/85s. Probably the pinnacle of my programming career in a relative sense.
- •PascalAt computer camp in middle school. Did not find much advantage in this.
- •CAt the Andrew's Leap summer program at CMU. You could do more and your programs would run faster. felt necessary for making serious things.
- •LispIn college for CS-51. Beautiful but too many parentheses for human consumption. Taught me about purity and side effects.
- •JavaAlso for CS-51. Never really liked it.