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In my opinion, a multi-paradigm language isn't a good beginner language.

Programming languages evolved in a particular order and I believe they (or their paradigms Dead | X| ) should be learned in that order. Not specifically start with COBOL or Fortran, but a language like that -- see what you can and can't do easily with it. Then learn the next paradigm/language and see how it improves on the other.

I remember first learning BASIC in high school -- at one point we were assigned a task that was tedious with what we'd been taught so far, then we were shown arrays! And were told to redo what we had previously done and it was so much easier! The same thing happened with Pascal -- records! And then Data Structures! And then OOP!

I think it's wrong to start out having to learn OOP before you know the fundamentals.


You give a kid a hammer, not a nail gun.
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