[Baypiggies] M.I.T. to drop Scheme in favor of Python

Keith Dart keith at dartworks.biz
Sat May 30 02:32:54 CEST 2009

On May 29, 2009, at 5:05 PM, Aahz wrote:

> When I took AP Computer Science in high school, it was Pascal.  Now  
> it's
> Java, and I fear for the future of our profession.

For me it was opcodes of an HP programmable "calculator" (big as a PC)  
in Jr. High. I taught myself after finding it in the corner of the  
math classroom, along with the manuals. You had to program it by  
punching the codes as holes into paper cards and feeding them into a  
reader. But I thought it was way cool that I could make this machine  
do my math homework for me. ;-) Then on to BASIC on the PDP-11 using  
the school's terminal. Then Pascal after discovering that BASIC really  
sucked.  Some 6502/6809/Z-80 assembler in there somewhere. Where I  
went to school there were no classes for this, so I learned to teach  
myself everything and have been doing so ever since.

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