lucy24 - 8:32 am on Oct 19, 2012 (gmt 0)
Could be worse. The first language I ever learned was Basic. Applesoft, I guess. Stuff they used in the //e. Much later I did FutureBasic.
I don't remember what, if anything, happened at the end of lines. But we all know what was absolutely obligatory at the beginning of every line. They always told you to go by multiples of 10 so you could squeeze in new stuff after the fact.
I think any function that was called by another function also had to be physically located above/before the calling function.
And then there was that business with PEEK and POKE that I never did understand...
If anyone wondered: I have some groups of pages whose content is hand-coded html. But by throwing in a php footer I can make them link to each other, like chapters in a book, without wholesale chaos if I later decide to rearrange the chapters. (I have actually done this a few times. Lord! How tedious.) So I was obliged to dip one toe into the php waters.