programming for children

Aaron J Reichow reic0024 at ub.d.umn.edu
Tue Feb 1 19:07:38 CET 2000


On Tue, 1 Feb 2000, Brett g Porter wrote:

> I disagree with this -- what did Philippe Kahn say -- "BASIC is to
> programming like crack is to your brain" ? It's almost as bad as giving
> someone a Herb Schildt C++ book...

I'll give you that.  I'm mostly speaking out of my own experience.  As
cruddy as BASIC maybe, it was easy enough to figure out without more than
a reference for functions.  Not useful for anything much, and not very
interesting, but definately usable by kids.

Aaron




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