Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Apr 2007 16:35 UTC, submitted by ShlomiFish
General Development "What makes programming languages are suitable or unsuitable as introductory languages? Which languages are better learnt first and at which order? And why what the masses think is the most suitable introductory programming language is not in fact that. This paper examines several approaches to which programming language is the best, and afterwards gives several useful relations for which languages should come first. Finally it gives a final verdict, defends it and then gives some other good food for thought."
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I used Python to teach...
by Tuishimi on Thu 12th Apr 2007 02:32 UTC
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...the various constructs and concepts of programming languages in the course "Programming Languages". It was really just an introduction to programming starting with the history of programming languages and the basic concepts of variables, compilers vs. interpreters, etc. That kind of stuff.

Python was great because it was easy for me to lay out assignments, easy to use for the students and free as well. ;)

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