Why Python is like BASIC (and why this is a good thing)

Henrik Motakef henrik.motakef at web.de
Sat Feb 16 08:29:55 EST 2002

Piet van Oostrum <piet at cs.uu.nl> writes:

> BASIC a very good language for teaching????
> Well, it depends on what you want to teach, I guess.

Or, in the words of Edsger Dijkstra:

"It is practically impossible to teach good programming style to
students that have had prior exposure to BASIC: as potential
programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of


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