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- Subject: Re: Throwback
- From: Sean Conner <sean@...>
- Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 11:49:27 -0400
It was thus said that the Great Rob Kendrick once stated:
> On Wed, May 13, 2015 at 07:18:03AM -0700, Coda Highland wrote:
> > On Wed, May 13, 2015 at 6:41 AM, Rob Kendrick <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > On Wed, May 13, 2015 at 10:37:51AM -0300, Roberto Ierusalimschy wrote:
> > >> > I was pleased to get an email from a man who wanted to introduce
> > >> > his son to programming using Lua. He ended his email with:
> > >> >
> > >> > > Anyway, my conclusion is this would be a good way to introduce my son to
> > >> > > programming, but the main obstacle is the debugging! Throwback into the
> > >> > > editor would be ideal, if that could be arranged.
> > >>
> > >> Come on, teach the kid the right way! Print debugging is the way to go :-)
> > >
> > > Oscilloscope attached to a pin on the parallel port or nothing.
> > >
> > I have literally done exactly this before (okay, it was a GPIO pin,
> > not a parallel port). It's fun. :P
> It is not fun. Especially when you're using it to debug the initial
> program loader on an x86 system :)
What? No card supporting port 80h?