Salon.com Article Bemoans Demise of Line Programming (BASIC)

Brian Yennie briany at qldlearning.com
Thu Sep 14 17:39:15 EDT 2006


I'm also not enamored with the article itself, but was just  
interested that it spawned some sub-threads of discussion on what  
exactly IS a good programming language for beginners. that's where  
Rev is relevant - to the growing SlashDot discussion, not to the  
Salon.com article.

FWIW,
Brian


> I thought about that but it's not a direct answer to the author's  
> concern.
> He says line coding allows a beginner to create and trace algorithmic
> execution and doesn't require use of UI componentry. I think he  
> misses the
> point a bit with that qualifier, but then that's probably just me.



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