[FoRK] Why Johnny Can't Code

Tom Higgins < tomhiggins at gmail.com > on > Thu Sep 14 10:49:27 PDT 2006

On 9/14/06, Joseph S. Barrera III <joe at barrera.org> wrote:
> "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

Oh yeah, that whole elitist bullshit knee jerk crap. Yes, been there,
had to deal with such idjiots, done done done. The fact some one could
spaghetti  themselves in goto messes was not the end of the known
world Mr. Dickstra. The good that came out of the legions who cut
their teeth on basic and went  on to other things far outstrips the
precious protectionism of Dickstras particular brand of proper and
correct beingness in code.


  10 REM BITCH RESPONSE
  20 INPUT "WHO IS IT THAT BITCHES ABOUT ME?" , B$
  30 IF B$ = "DIJKSTRA THEN GOTO 100
  40 PRINT "ITS AL GOOD DUDE"
  50 GOTO 200
100 PRINT "RIDE THE ONE FINGER ANUS POLE BUB"
110 GOTO 50
200 PRINT "THANKS FOR PLAYING  -TOMHIGGINS"

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