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Open source programming languages for kids

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on December 20, 2008 10:27 AM
How young?

When I was 8, my dad taught me the basics of Java, but I was too young to really be able to do much with it (I don't really care for Java anyway)

At 13, teaching myself, I fiddled with Python, Shell, and Pascal.
At 14, C and Perl.

I would recommend something like Python. Then, when you get into larger programs, try writing a C program.

I would also do Shell, and Perl (Pascal is pretty much dead -- although I like it a lot)

I use Perl and Python the most, and C for something really serious and heavy.

And Shell constantly.


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