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Like vkon, my first programming language was PL/I.

The summer of 1969, I graduated with a BSci Physics/Mathematics degree and ended up working for a small firm in Detroit that makes automobiles. They were hiring translators -- people with enough hard science to be able to talk to the Engineers and Designers, and enough Maths to be able to hold their own with the Programming side. I did that for three months, and then transfered into the Programming unit, learned PL/I and the JCL (IBM's Job Control Language) to start and got into the Assembly language, so I could start to make sense out of the core-dumps. I have been sort of a language junkie ever since.

The Languages that I remember writing production code in:

  1. PL/I
  2. Fortran (two versions for IBM, one for CDC)
  3. Assembly Language (IBM, CDC, mostly, with a little x36 lately)
  4. COBOL
  5. Faster & Hyper-Faster (You don't want to know. Really)
  6. RGP and other RPG-like things (DYL-360, Easytrieve)
  7. Java (hated it)
  8. Perl (loved it)
  9. UNIX Shell
  10. PHP (it's like Perl on tranquilizers)
  11. SQL

Languages I've picked up but not written for-hire code in:

  • Lisp (Classical and Modern)
  • Basic (Classical and Modern)
  • C
  • C++
  • Pascal
  • Algol/Jovial
  • GPSS (General Purpose Simulation System)
  • SAS (The Statistical Analysis System)
  • SABRE (Yup, the Airline Reservation System; again, it's a long story)
  • JESS (Java Expert Shell System)
  • awk
  • sed
  • Unix Programmer's Tool Kit

Languages I want to look at sometime:

  • Haskel
  • Prolog
  • Javascript
  • Scheme/Guile
  • AJAX

I Go Back to Sleep, Now.


In reply to Re: I started with...: by Old_Gray_Bear
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