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Re: [LUG] Simple programming language


On 17/11/13 12:17, Simon Waters wrote:
Although if mobile phone apps are a target, JavaScript has some merit as a light 
weight teaching language. But for more detailed, or advanced instruction it has some 
of the same drawbacks as Perl. Oh and you wouldn't want to use IE as a runtime as 
half your errors will probably still be in line 0 or 1.
I was just thinking that if I were to teach programming to children, how would I engage their interest and enthusiasm? I'd bet most if not all have mobile phones and play games on them, so it would be an easy hook to get them into the subject.


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