Why isn't Rev more popular?
mdswindell at charter.net
Fri Dec 2 23:30:14 CST 2005
On Dec 2, 2005, at 7:39 PM, Charles Hartman wrote:
> But I suggest that the "natural language" feature is much more a
> mnemonic aid than an aid to initial comprehension.
I'm not sure I agree. I learned HyperTalk first, and the English-
like features helped tremendously in initial comprehension of what
was going on, in how to express my needs to the computer, and in
debugging my own code and understanding the code of others (to a
lesser degree, though... that's still a challenge). I'm not sure
about the mnemonic features.
I tried to learn C on my own, but soon enough threw in the towel.
Too much minutia management, too cryptic, too time-consuming for too
little function. SuperCard let me actually be productive with color,
multiple windows, and promised imminent cross-platform deployment.
The human language-like features of x-talks have always been a plus
for my brain, anyway, and I can focus on design and function in the
projects I do. Thank you, Bill Atkinson, and those who continue the
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