Programming language for children

NoOp glgxg at
Wed Jun 24 03:09:32 UTC 2009

On 06/23/2009 07:50 PM, Florian Diesch wrote:
> Gilles Gravier <ggravier at> wrote:
>> Don't do BASIC. It teaches all the bad things you can imagine... :)
> That may attract teenagers. ;-)
>    Florian

I first learned Basic on a Heathkit H8 w/Benton Harbor BASIC... worked
pretty well for me. I then went on to 8080 assembler & eventually
graduated to microcode on Varian V70's programing remote telemetry
government satellite systems (emulating CDC's).

Dabbled in Fortran & Cobol, but when Pascal came out I gave up on "high
level" languages... never could figure out how to get the pretty spacing
on the code lines; reminded me of someone that gets a new word processor
and spends all of their time making the text pretty instead of writing
what they really intend to say.

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