On Jan 15, 2021, at 7:33 PM, Norman Jaffe via cctalk
<cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
I have found that the ideal combination of languages to learn early are APL, Simula, LISP
I was lucky enough to have started programming when that was possible.
My first was ALGOL 60.
One measure I've used is that, out of 40 or so languages I know, with only two have I
gone from "no knowledge" to "able to write a substantial program" in
one week. One was Pascal (in university -- computer course code generator). The other
was Python (about 15 years ago, a substantial enhancement to cvs2svn).