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- Subject: Re: Beginner to programming. References to understand terms.
- From: Roberto Ierusalimschy <roberto@...>
- Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:48:55 -0300
> BASIC on the Apple II was in many ways the ideal beginner's language.
Dijkstra famously said:
It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students
that have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers
they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration.
I am fully convinced that this citation did (and still does) a huge
disservice to the teaching of programming.