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Re: [LUG] Simple programming language


On 16 Nov 2013, at 19:33, stinga <stinga+dcglug@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> G'day all,
> I am in the local school teaching programming and I want a non gui programming 
> language.
> Old style like BASIC.

There are lots, what particular skills are you trying to impart?

Non-GUI is pretty broad.

For example SQL introduces new concepts over things like BASIC, is really easy to 
set up for teaching and collecting work, non-GUI, but nothing like BASIC.

I like Logo, of turtle fame, but you really want languages with lots of support if 
you have to also sell it as a marketable skill.

Cygwin gets you C, C++, Fortran, Prolog, TCL, Ruby, Python, Scheme and some others, 
and a half dozen shells, various editors. Includes database clients as well for SQL. 
If the type of language you want isn't there I'd be surprised.

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