[LINK] REAL Basic language for Win, Mac and Linux
conz at cyber.com.au
Fri Jun 17 12:06:34 EST 2005
On Fri, Jun 17, 2005 at 11:39:56AM +1000, Rick Welykochy wrote:
> >>Like it or hate it, that's how coding is done.
> >no, that's NOT how *coding* is done.
> Exactly. Anyone worth their programming salt knows that BASIC in any
> form would be incapable of providing the following crucial applications,
> as just an example.
Agreed. However you guys aren't the IT teachers. This is what they teach.
We've had this discussion on the various IT teachers lists. I've let them
know that knowledge of VB alone wouldn't be considered enough in the
professional space. But it's what most IT teachers know, so it's what most
IT teachers teach. Having people like us tell them to do otherwise results
in little change.
> And no, I do not accept arguments along the line of "but it is best
> to start students on a simple language like VB/RB and they can move
> up to more complex languages." By then the damage is done, and some of
You may not, but you're not an IT teacher ;-)
Thankfully, the IT teachers' groups have been making concerted effort to
get the teachers versed in PHP and Python in recent times.
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