Following up on last week's "What was your first computer?
" question (the VIC-20
was a clear winner), this week's question is "What was your first programming language?"
Thinking back, I initially thought it was Level Basic for the TRS-80, but Eric's post reminded me the first thing I programmed was an HP calculator, mostly so I could use it to cheat in class :-) After the TRS-80 I programmed my Apple IIe in Applesoft Basic, which was much better than its predecessor because it could do floating point numbers. Does anyone remember numbering your lines counting in tens so you had room to add other lines in the middle?
Applesoft Basic Aloha World:
20 ? "Aloha World!"
The first time I saw Amiga basic I was thrown by the fact there were no line numbers.
AmigaBASIC Aloha World:
PRINT "Aloha World!"
The progression of languages I learned from grade school to today:
Level I Basic (TRS-80) -> Applesoft Basic -> Amiga Basic -> Pascal -> Objective C (remember NeXTcube
?) -> Python -> Java & C#
How about you?