Computer Programming for Everybody
Tue, 10 Aug 1999 16:03:38 -0400 (EDT)
> I agree with that, too, but it seems to me that Python isn't the future of
Well, of course!
> "Why use Python? We believe that Python is a good language for teaching to
> absolute beginners."
> I think he is really wrong here, and all he gives is his own subjective
Well, he mentiones other people's subjective evidence, too.
> Other research out of Rice University has shown that Scheme is must better
> tuned for the kind of thing he's trying to do with Python.
Such research cannot exist until psychology achieves much greater
explanatory power than it has at present. But I am interested in
hearing what Rice has done with Python, because while the current state
of learning research is rather poor, it is still good enough to be
evidence in one direction or the other.
> He also completely misrepresents the DrScheme project....
Can you elaborate?
BTW, I agree with you on affirmative action. MOre later.
<firstname.lastname@example.org> Kragen Sitaker <http://www.pobox.com/~kragen/>
Tue Aug 10 1999
90 days until the Internet stock bubble bursts on Monday, 1999-11-08.