Fernando Tricas García wrote:

 > Many people agree that Pascal is a good starting language. But Pascal
 > is not a real language: if you want to use it for real proyects you
 > need tu buy some vendor solution and use his aditions to the language.
 > Moreover, Pascal is not a easy to learn language (irregularities in
 > the use of ; and other language constructions. Ada solves these
 > problems: you can use for starters a subset of the language that will
 > allow them to grow (and to use more features when needed). The syntax
 > is very regular. Compiler available for several platforms for free.

The US Military Academy (West Point) used Pascal as its 1st language.
They did a controlled experiment comparing Pascal and Ada as the 1st
language, and Ada was found to be the better language for learning.

--
Jeff Carter
"I wave my private parts at your aunties."
Monty Python & the Holy Grail
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