[Chicago] MIT to switch to Python for intro to CS courses.
catherine.devlin at gmail.com
Thu Nov 1 17:41:31 CET 2007
I take it back! I was wrong, wrong, wrong!
It appears 6.099 was only a preliminary designation for the class -
it's been renamed 6.01, and it's definitely Python.
6.01 is the cornerstone class for the new curriculum for all EECS
classes 2011+ (i. e. freshmen who entered this Fall). The preceding
year, students could choose between the old curriculum and the new
6.01-based one, but not this year. In fact, the EE students take it,
too - 'cause it's robotics programming. Sounds fun!
Well, this is exciting. I'm blogging it. (I kind of hate to see the
Scheme version go, b/c it didn't deserve to die until every Java-based
intro to programming course around the world was gone and buried, but
Python will be good for the students *and* good for the science.)
On 11/1/07, Catherine Devlin <catherine.devlin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Not precisely accurate - last published information I read stated that
> a Python-based class (6.099) was being developed that would be an
> alternative to, not a replacement of, the classic 6.001 Scheme-based
> introductory programming course.
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