Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Apr 2012 11:33 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems The BBC reviews the Raspberry Pi. "The device may inspire a new generation of computer programmers or it could leave children used to smartphones and tablet computers baffled and bewildered. A great experiment with the way we teach computing has begun and we can't be sure how it will end." Mine's coming the week of May 21.
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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by Flatland_Spider on Fri 27th Apr 2012 15:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
Flatland_Spider
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2006-09-01

They thought about using built in flash, but they decided they didn't want something that was brickable.

I've never found programming languages to be a hassle in any of the Linux distros or FreeBSD. Generally, I install them, and they're ready to go. I've found installing programing languages in Windows to be a hassle, and I've found many an IDE to be a hassle.

You can do shell coding immediately after login in init 3 mode. You could probably setup a script to launch the python shell on login as other solution.

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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by tidux on Fri 27th Apr 2012 17:00 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
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2011-08-13

Add /usr/bin/python to /etc/shells and chsh to it.

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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by whartung on Fri 27th Apr 2012 17:10 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
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2005-07-06

I've never found programming languages to be a hassle in any of the Linux distros or FreeBSD. Generally, I install them, and they're ready to go. I've found installing programing languages in Windows to be a hassle, and I've found many an IDE to be a hassle.


It would be nice if there was a nice, simple system ala QBASIC, which had a nice full screen IDE and simple Debugger. Most of the current stuff is really sophisticated which tends to make it complicated. I dunno how well Squeak/Pharo will work the RPi, but I would still think there's a little life in a ncurses based IDE thing that's not Emacs.

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RE[5]: Comment by MOS6510
by Mark0 on Sun 29th Apr 2012 10:19 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510"
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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Fri 27th Apr 2012 19:15 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
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2011-05-12

Just thinking, wouldn't it be great if (bear with me, I'm stuck in the 80's and home computers mentally) you got a home computer selection on power on, selecting one would load an emulator. The VICE project emulates a bunch of Commodore computers, there are a few ZX Spectrum emulators around and I'm sure we can find a BBC, MSX and Atari one too.

From an educational viewpoint I don't think it would be very helpful, might as well learn a programming language that's useful, but for retro people it would be very cool.

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