Guido on python3 for beginners

Random832 random832 at fastmail.com
Thu Feb 18 10:51:54 EST 2016


On Thu, Feb 18, 2016, at 07:25, Rustom Mody wrote:
> My beef is somewhat different: viz that post 70s (Pascal) and 80s
> (scheme) 
> programming pedagogy has deteriorated with general purpose languages
> replacing
> 'teaching-purpose language' for teaching.

The flaw in this idea is right there in your post. Both languages you
named are strongly tied to a single paradigm (procedural for Pascal, and
functional for Scheme) which don't match the paradigm that real-world
work is done in. Is there a new "teaching-purpose language"?


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