Programming language for children

Knapp magick.crow at
Sun Jun 14 19:34:15 UTC 2009

On Sun, Jun 14, 2009 at 8:51 PM, marc<gmane at> wrote:
> Kjetil Halvorsen said:
>> I want to try to learn my daughters some programming language. (they are
>> 13,14 years)
>> In earlier times I would have thought about logo. What programming
>> language, available in ubuntu,
>> would you propose for this in our time?
> Pretty much all languages are available to you; just an install away.
> Remarkable, really.
> Definitely avoid the c/c++ route. You want to make it fun, I suspect. You
> need to be a qualified geek for c to be fun, and a sadomasochist to enjoy
> c++.
> Folk here have suggested python, and I think that's a great choice.
> One thing I don't agree with here is the avoidance of an IDE. Modern IDEs
> are superb tools that do a huge amount of donkey work for you and
> organise your work. And they're fun!
> --
> Best,
> Marc

A great example of that is the New QT Creator! BTW pyQT with QT
designer is really cool but a bit advanced for a beginner.
I use Geany for python with python add-ons.

Douglas E Knapp

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