SPAM-MED: Re: Time to upgrade my technique...
geradamas at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 10 12:24:50 CDT 2008
Is there anything INTRINSICALLY wrong with using
fields instead of variables ?
This looks like whether one wants to eat one's dinner
the British way (i.e. with an upside-down fork and cut
it up as you go along) or the North-American way (cut
everything up first and then eat it with the fork).
Admittedly using variable results in quicker programs
than using fields, but surely this is not a
Teaching kids RR it is easier to use fields because
the kids can see them (i.e. they resemble the cups
with buttons in that I start with); most pre-teens are
not terribly hot with abstract ideas.
sincerely, Richmond Mathewson (who loves using fields
as he has an HC self-taught ancestry).
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