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- Subject: Re: Beginner to programming. References to understand terms.
- From: Coda Highland <chighland@...>
- Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:04:02 -0700
On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 11:34 PM, Dirk Laurie <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 2017-04-25 8:30 GMT+02:00 Paige DePol <email@example.com>:
>> Dirk Laurie <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> BASIC had just a few keywords and automatically numbered your lines.
>>> The system, such as it was, was integrated with it, And it had graphics.
>>> MOVE 10, TURN 30, PEN DOWN, MOVE 20. It gave a wow factor.
>> I think you may be conflating BASIC and LOGO with one another.
> Oops! You're right, of course. Never trust the memory of a septuagenarian.
LOGO _is_ a fantastic beginner's language, for the reasons you
describe and more. It's a functional language, so while it's
dynamically typed it does encourage the kinds of structures that are
worth learning early on.