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Is the programming language you first learned one of the top 20 most popular?

Survey period: 1 Oct 2012 to 8 Oct 2012

For the sake of the survey we'll use this list as our Top 20, and further, variations on your first language (BASIC to Visual Basic, Pascal to Object Pascal) can be considered as the "same" language.

OptionVotes% 
Yes135276.821352 votes, 76.82%
No36220.57362 votes, 20.57%
I never learned a programming language.452.5645 votes, 2.56%



 
GeneralA long road Pinmemberchippingtonderrick8-Oct-12 23:55 
Answera little o many Pinmembertokiotales8-Oct-12 19:05 
GeneralNo - I learned Sinclair Basic first... PinmemberKevin Bewley8-Oct-12 2:37 
GeneralThe least important thing..... PinmemberVivic6-Oct-12 21:49 
GeneralEasyUO PinmemberCésar de Souza5-Oct-12 11:25 
My first programming language was a macro programming language for Ultima Online Big Grin | :-D
 
It had a very interesting feature. You could use "." to concatenate variable names (not variable contents). So you could have a variable named a, another named b, and obtain another another named ab concatenating the two.
 
If memory still serves me well, you could write something like
a = 1
b = 2
a . b = 3
and the last line would be the interpreted the same as
ab = 3
This was useful to simulate arrays in the language, since you could for example concatenate a base variable name with a number and assign a value to it! Something like
for i = 0; i < count; i++
  arr . i = 5
 
Now I realize this could be accomplished with a giant hashtable or basically using in any dynamic language, but back then I wasn't even sure what a programming language was.
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GeneralFortran 77! PinmemberSperneder Patrick5-Oct-12 2:31 
GeneralRe: Fortran 77! PinmemberRedSonja8-Oct-12 3:18 
GeneralRe: Fortran 77! PinmemberSperneder Patrick8-Oct-12 23:08 
GeneralRe: Fortran 77! PinmemberRedSonja9-Oct-12 21:58 
GeneralRe: Fortran 77! PinmemberSperneder Patrick9-Oct-12 22:01 
GeneralMy Programming Languages PinmemberVasudevan Deepak Kumar4-Oct-12 10:02 
GeneralC64 Basic PinmemberSteve Maier4-Oct-12 4:55 
GeneralFF => PinmemberW Balboos4-Oct-12 4:38 
GeneralFirst Language PinmemberPrasanta_Prince4-Oct-12 2:06 
GeneralRe: First Language PinmemberTejas Vaishnav4-Oct-12 23:19 
GeneralRe: First Language Pinmemberyafan5-Oct-12 8:54 
GeneralLanguages that I have learnt. PinmemberVijay Sringeri3-Oct-12 19:53 
GeneralFirst Language Pinmemberffulton3-Oct-12 7:21 
GeneralRe: First Language PinmemberCDP18026-Oct-12 6:50 
GeneralGW Basic PinmvpAbhinav S3-Oct-12 7:10 
GeneralRe: GW Basic Pinmembermla1543-Oct-12 9:41 
GeneralRe: GW Basic PinmemberMenelaos Vergis3-Oct-12 23:34 
GeneralRe: GW Basic Pinmemberlukeer4-Oct-12 2:46 
GeneralRe: GW Basic Pinmemberdexterama4-Oct-12 6:21 
General'C' Programming: My first language and my first Love PinmemberRavi Sant3-Oct-12 6:20 

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