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- Subject: Re: Suitability of Lua as a First Programming Language?
- From: Mark Hamburg <mark@...>
- Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 08:47:53 -0700
On Sep 26, 2009, at 10:18 AM, Casey Hawthorne wrote:
I'm a fan of students learning both functional and imperative
programming in a first course.
If Lua has functional aspects, then I think it would be a good choice
as a first programming language.
aspects and a lot of bad constructs as well.
that also runs outside the browser, that would be superb.
without most of the bad parts.
It has a few controversial items such as counting from 1 rather than 0
but that doesn't matter in a first programming language and probably
makes more sense to people without a programming background. (Even a
lot of mathematical material numbers sequences from 1 rather than 0.)
I've been wondering whether Corona (http://anscamobile.com/corona/)
would be a good way to do introductory game programming and it's Lua