> -----Original Message-----
> Behalf Of Crispin Cowan
> Sent: 07 July 2004 23:29
> To: ljknews
> Subject: Re: [SC-L] Education and security -- another perspective (was
> "ACM Queue - Content")
> ljknews wrote:
> >What is wrong with this picture ?
> >
> >I see both of you willing to mandate the teaching of C and yet not
> >mandate the teaching of any of Ada, Pascal, PL/I etc.
> >  
> >
> Makes sense to me. what is the point of teaching dead languages like 
> Ada, Pascal, and PL/I?  Teach C, Assembler, and Java/C# (for the 
> mainstream), and some lisp variant (Scheme, ML, Haskell) and Prolog 
> variant for variety. But Ada, Pascal, and PL/I are suitable 
> only for a 
> "history of programming languages" course :)

I do hope that is a sort of smiley at the end of your message.  Please.


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