-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 10:54:15AM -0400, Gary Dale wrote: > On 2018-03-13 10:04 AM, Albretch Mueller wrote: > > I have a group of kids that are very good in Math and they want to > >learn some actual programming > > > > My approach is to introduce them to the basics of coding using ANSI > >C, C++ and java (so they learn what pointers are about, how patterns > >are coded in different languages, ...) > > > > Is there a blend with those ANSI C, C++ and java as well as eclipse > >installed, so that they can use it from a DVD Debian live version? > > > > lbrtchx > > > Exposing children to C and/or C++ should be considered abuse. :) > > Similarly exposing pointers is just a method of introducing bugs and > security holes into programs.
Uh-oh :) > Teach them using a decent object oriented language first so they > learn how to write good programs. No! A functional language! Object oriented languages are wrong! Linear types FTW! Multi-paradigm! Strongly typed! Dynamically typed -- no, statically typed! Oh, wait... Remember: 1) All generalizations suck. 2) Language wars are generally a loss of time. That noniwthstanding, this is going to be a long thread. (Disclosure: I don't share your opinion, FWIW). Cheers - -- t -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.12 (GNU/Linux) iEYEARECAAYFAlqn8FkACgkQBcgs9XrR2kY23ACfZtS3bIhU+kK/He1OilAgTB7W p2MAnjpr9ROTfyKonLUs0gMxATpItR3Z =reCJ -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----