Programming language for children

Tony Baldwin photodharma at
Mon Jun 15 10:53:12 UTC 2009

marc wrote:
>> On 14/06/09 02:51 PM, marc wrote:
>>> 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!

Isn't it better that the beginner learn to do the donkey work and 
organization, first?
Starting with an IDE is like learning your multiplication tables with a 
calculator in hand.  If the tool does all the work for you, how are you 
to learn to do the work?


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