[FoRK] Why Johnny Can't Code
Joseph S. Barrera III <
joe at barrera.org
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Thu Sep 14 10:10:20 PDT 2006
Tom Higgins wrote:
> Basic as a starting point is nothing I would agree with en toto. It
> was used because for many it was all there was. We used it because
> little else was there to be used but as soon as Bounty Bob came along
> with Turbo Pascal a whole new crop of folks had that as their base.
"It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students
who have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers
they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration."
- Edsger W.Dijkstra, 18 June 1975
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