For the record, I am strongly in favor of schools teaching C in introductory programming courses rather than Java. I think c teaches the basics way better. Generally if you know c you should be able to pick up Java, but I think it’s a lot hard to go the other way. I agree with Joel from Joel on Software.
My name is Mark Doliner. I’m a computer software engineer living and working in North Carolina, USA. I worked in the San Francisco Bay area for 13 years before moving back East in 2019. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.