I would like my 8 year old to get into programming is BASIC the worst thing I could ever do to him?
I need something straightforward and fun. With a quick feed back loop. Suggestions (these are all free languages by the way):
quickBasic My top choice so far
Xbasic Very powerfull, as fast as C, or better. A bit complicated.
Ybasic No colour graphics.
DEV-C++ a bit complicated, but maybe, currently 2nd choice, but I have just got it to work with Borland graphics…
python, do’nt think so.