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117. It goes against the grain of modern education to teach children to program. What fun is there in making plans, acquiring discipline in organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail and learning to be self-critical?— Alan J. Perlis
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I referred to Bruce J. MacLennan’s Principles of Programming Languages in my previous post, then discovered I can’t find the list anywhere on the ‘net, at least not as I was taught them. They are (AFIK) derived from his book, … Continue reading
Yesterday I decided to indulge my language fiddling impulse and spent some time reading about Vala and writing some simple programs in it. As far as I can tell, it is the answer to the running “My ideal language…” conversation … Continue reading
We had a day of playing with Lisp in CS655 in preparation for the next assignment, and, like every time I am exposed to Lisp, it makes me think about one of my favorite ways of classifying programming languages. The … Continue reading
I’ve been working on figuring out ML for an Advanced Programming Languages assignment. ML is a peculiar language, so it’s been taking some time, and when I’m spending hours staring at blocks of text I tend to get more into … Continue reading