[Edu-sig] Hello from a CS Teacher

Steve Morris smorris@nexen.com
Mon, 14 Feb 2000 09:17:20 -0500 (EST)

Tim Peters writes:
 > [Jeffrey Elkner]
 > > ...
 > > C++ is a TERRIBLE language for CP4E!
 > I'd say it's a terrible *first* (even second) language for any purpose
 > whatsoever:  its artificial complexities, both syntactic and semantic, are
 > staggering.

I hate C++ but think you overstate it. C++ is a good language for
getting a job in CS. Let's not forget that there is a real world out

On the other hand I completely agree that Python is one of the best
languages to teach non CS people and kids.