Rev v. Java

Dar Scott dsc at
Wed Oct 9 10:31:01 EDT 2002

On Wednesday, October 9, 2002, at 08:38 AM, Gernot Lorenz wrote:

> German univerities nowadays there is the question: C++ or Java, or 
> sometimes Oberon and Scheme (seldom).

If universities produce computer scientists and not just programmers, then 
the exposure to FP as well as OOP is important.

But for high school, your assessment concerning Revolution seems right to 

> There is no printed matter for metacard or Revolution, which fits to the 
> situation of my pupils.

We home school at our house.  My 11-year-old son is good at mathematics and 
technical things.  I told him that I wanted him to augment his math with 
some reading or programming.  He went with programming.  I gave him some 
options including some that related to his interests in robots and in games.
   The choices included Revolution and Logo.  Though he was tempted by 
Revolution, he went with Logo.  Why?  Primarily, because a wide range of 
materials are available for people at his level.

So, in my limited experience, I think you are right, a good text suitable 
for high school is needed.

Dar Scott

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