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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.

Yes135276.861352 votes, 76.86%
No36220.58362 votes, 20.58%
I never learned a programming language.452.5645 votes, 2.56%

GeneralA long road Pin
chippingtonderrick9-Oct-12 0:55
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Answera little o many Pin
tokiotales8-Oct-12 20:05
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GeneralNo - I learned Sinclair Basic first... Pin
Kevin Bewley8-Oct-12 3:37
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GeneralThe least important thing..... Pin
Vivic6-Oct-12 22:49
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GeneralEasyUO Pin
César de Souza5-Oct-12 12:25
memberCésar de Souza5-Oct-12 12:25 
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! Pin
Sperneder Patrick5-Oct-12 3:31
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GeneralRe: Fortran 77! Pin
RedSonja8-Oct-12 4:18
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GeneralRe: Fortran 77! Pin
Sperneder Patrick9-Oct-12 0:08
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GeneralRe: Fortran 77! Pin
RedSonja9-Oct-12 22:58
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GeneralRe: Fortran 77! Pin
Sperneder Patrick9-Oct-12 23:01
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GeneralMy Programming Languages Pin
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar4-Oct-12 11:02
memberVasudevan Deepak Kumar4-Oct-12 11:02 
GeneralC64 Basic Pin
Steve Maier4-Oct-12 5:55
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GeneralFF => Pin
W Balboos4-Oct-12 5:38
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GeneralFirst Language Pin
Prasanta_Prince4-Oct-12 3:06
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GeneralRe: First Language Pin
Tejas Vaishnav5-Oct-12 0:19
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GeneralRe: First Language Pin
yafan5-Oct-12 9:54
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GeneralLanguages that I have learnt. Pin
Vijay Sringeri3-Oct-12 20:53
memberVijay Sringeri3-Oct-12 20:53 
GeneralFirst Language Pin
ffulton3-Oct-12 8:21
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GeneralRe: First Language Pin
CDP18026-Oct-12 7:50
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GeneralGW Basic Pin
Abhinav S3-Oct-12 8:10
mvpAbhinav S3-Oct-12 8:10 
GeneralRe: GW Basic Pin
mla1543-Oct-12 10:41
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GeneralRe: GW Basic Pin
Menelaos Vergis4-Oct-12 0:34
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GeneralRe: GW Basic Pin
lukeer4-Oct-12 3:46
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GeneralRe: GW Basic Pin
dexterama4-Oct-12 7:21
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General'C' Programming: My first language and my first Love Pin
Ravi Sant3-Oct-12 7:20
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