Greg Wilson wrote:
Given current discussions of ternary conditionals, namespaces, etc., would people like me to write up my notes on syntactic/semantic issues that came up during the courses I taught at Los Alamos National Laboratory? I could send 'em directly to interested parties, or post to this list.
I would say by all means, post them. Please describe the prior experience of your students, though. I noticed that the HS teacher at IPC8 said that case-sensitivity was *not* a problem, and that his students were Linux users. Randy Pausch said it was a serious problem, but I think it's a safe guess most of his students had only Windows experience. So if your students were mostly Fortran programmers, that should help keep their needs in perspective, (it took me at least 2 years to recover from the trauma of coding Fortran on punch cards).