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Re: [K12OSN] Turbo Pascal in Linux



Logo on Linux? Where? I agree, Logo is the stuff we first start the 
kids on... but now we're in Linux...

On 19 May 2002, at 8:28, Steve Wright wrote:

> Steve Langasek wrote:
> 
> >Though this will likely have no impact if the national standards mandate
> >Pascal, I recommend python as a first language for young programmers.
> >It's a language which likewise enforces good programming practices, is
> >feature-rich, and was in fact designed with instruction in mind.  It's
> >also beautifully self-documenting.
> >
> >It is all around a better language for learning to program in than, say,
> >perl, C, or VB.  Or any other language I know, actually (though I don't
> >know Pascal).
> >
> 
> as a  _first_  language ?    I tried that, and it's just too hard..
> 
> Why not Logo ?  Here's Christian, he's 9 y/o...
> 
> Hi.
> This is how to make a procedure;
> 
> to polygon :sides :size
> repeat :sides [fd :size rt 360/:sides]
> end
> 
> polygon 4 100    makes a square
> polygon 3 100    makes a triangle
> polygon 5 100    makes a pentagon
> 
> cu's C.
> 
> Ok?  He knows a lot of HTML, a bit of php,  a bit of SQL, but he loves logo.
> 
> We downloaded a kids programming manual for Logo, a teachers reference, 
> course material
> etc.
> 
> 
> /steve
> 
> 
> 
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