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- Subject: Re: Suitability of Lua as a First Programming Language?
- From: steve donovan <steve.j.donovan@...>
- Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 13:56:26 +0200
On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 1:27 PM, Tony Finch <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> As a bare programming language I think Lua is great for teaching, but it
> needs a load of addons to provide a fun environment. What I would like is
> something a bit like BBC BASIC on the Master (i.e. with a full-screen
> editor as well as old-school line-by-line input).
I remember BBC BASIC too, on the Archimedes. Fun machines.
LOGO was cool, ahead of its time, especially with Seymour Papert's
idea of 'a dignified mathematics for children'.
It would not BTW be too difficult to do a Turtle Graphics environment for Lua.