Re: Intuitiveness of programming languages/paradigms (fwd)

2009-11-23 Thread Alan Blackwell
(forwarding my earlier direct reply to Richard) [This is] A regularly recurring question, over the years of PPIG! This has been the starting point for a number of PhDs, but a religious war seldom makes a good PhD. I'm not aware that the results have ever found anything very conclusive. Some

Re: Intuitiveness of programming languages/paradigms

2009-11-23 Thread Richard O'Keefe
On Nov 24, 2009, at 3:18 AM, keith gallagher wrote: like i said, i'm not sure intuition exists What's quite certain is that *claims* of intuitiveness exist. I think it's possible to operationalise the concept. Given languages of similar syntactic complexity, which of several paradigms is

Re: Intuitiveness of programming languages/paradigms

2009-11-23 Thread Derek M Jones
Richard, www.knosof.co.uk/cbook/accu06.html ... To my thinking the graphs in figure 1 show no effect of experience. That means that interesting as the experiment was, it may not bear on the question of whether there is empirical evidence that the 'imperative' paradigm is most intuitive.