[Fsf Education] Programming Languages

Raju Mathur raju@linux-delhi.org
Wed, 30 Oct 2002 20:16:31 +0530

>>>>> "Arun" == Arun M <Arun> writes:

    Arun> Hi Friends, Long since we had a flame !!!  Let me try
    Arun> one. Which language should students on Kerala learn.

    Arun> Basic or Python ? Raju's Language or God's ?

Basic?  Ewww!

I'd say Python.  Even though I personally prefer Perl for my own
programming, I appreciate that it takes some getting used to.  Python
is easy to learn and brings out OO concepts in a nice fashion.  It
still uses whitespace as syntax, but one can't have everything :-)

The students can move to Perl once they have some experience under
their belts and are ready for a language that Takes Off Its Shirt and
Gets To Work ;-)


-- Raju
Raju Mathur               raju@kandalaya.org      http://kandalaya.org/
                      It is the mind that moves