[Fsf Education] Programming Languages
Wed, 30 Oct 2002 21:58:23 +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
Arun> I share your view, even if i cant code in Perl(i started
Arun> Perl long back immediately switched to Python). I like perl
Arun> philosophy a lot. Larry Wall seems to be good in that :)
Arun> IMHO, Logo is much better than Basic for
Arun> introduction. People seems to have some fascination with
Arun> 'Basic'. May be most of the 'aged' experts started with
Why bring Basic into the picture at all? Let's stick to Logo for the
primary and Python for the Intermediate and Secondary classes IMNSHO.
BTW, I'm an `aged expert' and I started programming in Basic. It's a
nice language, and you can make it do unbelievable things, but I still
wouldn't want to teach it to anyone.
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