Python taught in schools?

Mirco Wahab wahab at chemie.uni-halle.de
Sun Jun 25 14:17:33 CEST 2006


Thus spoke Cameron Laird (on 2006-06-25 13:08):

> I'll gratuitously add that, even though I'm personally fond of
> C++, I think teaching it as is done in colleges and high schools
> (!) amounts to child abuse.  It's wildly inappropriate.

C++ programming requires you to
massively invest your thinking
first into the setup of your
build environment (can only be
beaten by Java here).

This is where the real abuse
starts. Plain C++-baby-style
(with some structs and cin/cout)
is just fun, despite the required
'variable prototyping' (which is
not that bad for a beginner).

Regards

Mirco




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