[Edu-sig] Rapunsel, Rapunsel
ajsiegel at optonline.net
Fri Mar 31 16:49:35 CEST 2006
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> >Does this group know about this project?
Or this project?
> >I saw Mary talk today and her work is quite impressive.
> >It's still being researched...
It is difficult - *for me* - to understand what "researched" means in the
context a project whose goals are stated in the form of a Manifesto.
Give me an old fashioned unfunded manifesto, like Breton's
>> wouldn't it be wonderful if
> >they moved away from java and towards a more youthful,
> >dynamic, vibrant, language...
When one abstracts "programming" as far from the particulars of any real
programming language as - I suspect - a project like Rapunsel does - then
implementation language does not seem to have much significance. Isn't this
one of Pausch's lessons from Alice?
Much of the outcome of the research - it seems to me - depends on issues of
semantics. What is programming - for example. Which - BTW - is *not* a
discussion I am hoping to have here.
Personally, I don't think Python *is* in the Alice, Scratch, Rapunsel space
or *belongs* in that space or is competitive in that space.
Which happens to be more than fine with me.
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