Panic, Chaos, Destruction. My work here is done.
Drink. Get drunk. Fall over - P O'H
OK, I will win to day or my name isn't Ethel Crudacre! - DDEthel Crudacre
I cannot live by bread alone. Bacon and ketchup are needed as well. - Trollslayer
Have a bit more patience with newbies. Of course some of them act dumb - they're often *students*, for heaven's sake - Terry Pratchett
Me old too. Learn COBOL then Fortran, Basic (on a teletype 33), Assembler (Burroughs Medium Systems, B263, Z80), ALGOL, SDL/UPL, C, C++, sjioasr.. Sorry, no longer can type. Hands hurt from knuckles dragging on ground. Must go hunt meat.
The FIRST program I ever CHANGED was on a plugboard for an IBM 407 Accounting Machine (check it out in Google) when I was about 5. My dad brought the board home so he could work on a "program" he was "writing", and he left it in his den along with a bunch of wires. I came along and plugged some wires in and took some out, and took the wires to the living room to show Dad. He asked if I got the wires from the board or off the desk. I told him, and we had a discussion about it. It would be like if someone added lines of code to your program and took some out.
Later, when I was in high school, he and I took a class on RPG (Report Program Generator) on an IBM 360. Don't remember ANYTHING about the language, though I DID place a piece of tissue paper in the card deck to mark the place to fix something. Of course I forgot about that piece of paper until it royally jammed the card reader and the instructor found the remains.
From there it was BASIC, Fortran, assembly, TESLA, C, and onwards.
I program for a hobby. Yeah, I know, insane pick for a hobby. I tell people, "that's how I got this hair line". I'm bald.
I started out on 6502(Commadore64) Basic and Assembly. Well unless you want to count the little bit I did on a thing called the "Wang 3000 Desktop Calculator" with it's 360 available programming steps and all in Assembly Language. Then to MS/BASIC => GW-BASIC => Quick BASIC and that's where the similarity ends. When BASIC was taken to a compiled/Object oreinted style the whole world of basic changed drastically.
It took me several attempts, several books and a few years to "get it".
There is no connection from an interpreted / proceedural language to a Compiled / OOP Language!
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