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[LUG] rtb for windows was Simple programming language


On 26/11/13 15:04, Julian Hall wrote:
> On 16/11/13 19:33, stinga wrote:
>> G'day all,
>> I am in the local school teaching programming and I want a non gui
>> programming language.
>> Old style like BASIC.
>> I want to teach programming without having to teach a load GUI to get
>> a simple program going.
>> BASIC seemed like a good idea.
>> Got to run on Windows , that's what they have.
>> We have used scratch so far, brilliant but they love putting in loads
>> of sounds and stuff that really don't help the learning process.
>> Interpreted would be good but if we have to compile then I don't mind.
>> Any suggestions? 

I am sure between us, as a user group and with help / guidance from
Gordon we can compile or get return to basic working under windows,  and
maybe even (ducks) mac.   this means people can learn the same language
on different operating systems, have these programs just work when
loaded in,  regardless of operating system.

If we take it as a teaching perspective then it may help schools out and
anything developed on windows will work on the raspberry pi and the
other way round.  Having rtb on Windows is better than schools being
tied in to what will become expensive proprietary systems later on,  and
trust these education software companies are going to be rubbing their
hands with glee at the prospect of having for example schools python for
a huge price tag,  so basically charging for a nice interface for what
can be done free of charge.  sadly schools WILL buy in to this. 

If we can get it working under mac then I can hopefully get it installed
at parkfield youth centre and as long as it works, i can start using it
with some of the young people on my computer group,  


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