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system error



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Mine was BASIC/QBASIC. It sticks so strong to my absent-minded brain that I can still remember how to program in it even after we 'lost contact' for so many years or without having a refreshing course. Maybe I had a good teacher I don't know, but there's something about BASIC that sticks, like an industrial-grade adhesive.

Well??
Post 18 Aug 2016, 18:20
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Trinitek



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Does batch scripting count?
Post 18 Aug 2016, 18:37
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Trinitek wrote:
Does batch scripting count?
Was that something to do with errorlevel==%1? Well, that's programming too -_-
Post 18 Aug 2016, 18:45
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jazz



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Batch then. Very Happy
Post 18 Aug 2016, 18:50
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AsmGuru62



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FORTRAN (IBM-360).
Post 18 Aug 2016, 18:55
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system error



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My first serious loop 'homework' in BASIC was to create a pyramid of asterisks '*'. Then the same pyramid pointing left and right. That's was nasty for me at that time. It took me 3 days to complete it. I had my pimples growing all over my face while trying to solve that pyramid problem. Man, I still remember those days. HAHAHA
Post 18 Aug 2016, 19:00
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system error



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AsmGuru62 wrote:
FORTRAN (IBM-360).
Wasn't IBM-360 a calculator or something?
Post 18 Aug 2016, 19:04
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revolution
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system error wrote:
Wasn't IBM-360 a calculator or something?
My website has lots of information about the IBM-360. Razz
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system error



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revolution wrote:
system error wrote:
Wasn't IBM-360 a calculator or something?
My website has lots of information about the IBM-360. Razz


You need to update your website. It gives people cancer.
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revolution
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system error wrote:
You need to update your website. It gives people cancer.
The oncological website! I like the sound of that.
Post 18 Aug 2016, 19:19
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Trinitek



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Yes, it's a big calculator. Wink
Post 18 Aug 2016, 19:30
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YONG



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Definitely BASIC.

When I was a kid, I had a CASIO pocket computer. I can no longer recall the model number, but it should be similar to the following classic:

http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=1000

Wink
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YONG



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revolution wrote:
My website has lots of information about the IBM-360.
Stop retelling your old joke! Evil or Very Mad

Wink
Post 19 Aug 2016, 01:34
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redsock



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TRS-80 Model 1 w/ 64KB "expansion module", learned to program in hex opcodes for the fine Z80 that lived inside it.

Next up was Peter Norton's "bible" of 8086/8088 instruction sets and encodings.

BASIC came long after, followed by COBOL, PASCAL, C, C++, etc. etc.

Smile memory lane is fun now and then.

Edit: haha, wow y'all sent me on a full downward spiral w/ nostalgic computing... Raise your hand if you recognise any of these: http://www.classiccmp.org/cpmarchives/trs80/mirrors/www.discover-net.net/~dmkeil/software/trs-DOS.htm Smile

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Tomasz Grysztar
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My first was the BASIC language on Atari 800XE computer. I had this machine borrowed from my elementary school, because it was gathering dust there and nobody knew what to do with it - it had several tapes that apparently had some games on them originally, but after being stored next to the TV in school the tapes became unreadable. So I had only that computer and no other software to run on it beside the BASIC interpreter in ROM. That forced me to learn programming. Smile

After that start my later route was (already on x86 PC): Borland's Turbo Basic -> Turbo Pascal -> inline assembly in Turbo Pascal -> Turbo Assembler -> my own assemblers. Smile
Post 19 Aug 2016, 09:55
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Feryno



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TASM (since 1995) - 16 bits, ms dos, also a lot of reversing using td.exe
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FASM (since my membership at FASM board)
VS2015 (since last 3 months) - I mean writing code, I was able to read such code a little earlier, it was not my own decision, somebody else asked me
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html for cosmetic output and javascript,
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I learnt LOGO in 1985 on an Apple //e, after a brief play with BASIC on a TRS-80. Really didn't dive in to coding until Pascal on a Atari ST - switched to 680x0 assembler, and then took years to switch to x86. My first x86 coding was through a batch file that would send commands to DEBUG in DOS - no assembler on my 286, but I wanted to code. Very Happy
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Picnic



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Mine was Commodore's 64 BASIC v2.0
Post 20 Aug 2016, 05:42
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system error



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Seems like almost everybody had early exposure to Basic. Basic is a beautiful language. I dont understand why would people adopt blasphemous curly languages like C when almost ever programmers speaks BASIC, born out of BASIC. Cleaner syntax, powerful library, highly portable and yet you peasants chose satanic languages like C++ and python to solve your worldly problems.
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