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Is the choice of the first programming language relevant?

My 2cents on this topic. I certainly do not know if the first programming language has life long impacts (as an old guy whose first programming language was COBOL I sincerely hope there is none :-) ...
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Is the choice of the first programming language relevant?

The choice of starting language is relevant in its ability to keep a students interest. In the early days of the micro computer BASIC developed itself as the ultimate learning language. It was ...
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Is the choice of the first programming language relevant?

Of course it is highly relevant. Optimally, you would prefer to start teaching with a more high-level language like Python, not low level one as C or assembler, nor outright bugged one as C++. ...
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Is the choice of the first programming language relevant?

When teaching more or less anything it is best if students are able to understand what they are doing as fully as possible. "Doing without understanding" is a particularly bad approach to ...
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Is the choice of the first programming language relevant?

I don't believe that there is any real research on the question, so what you will get here is essentially philosophy and guesswork, buttressed by informal observations. I know that there are others in ...
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