Programming language for children

Knapp magick.crow at
Tue Jun 16 09:25:14 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 11:12 AM, Gilles Gravier<ggravier at> wrote:
> If you want a language that is simple, you could try Pascal. Good to
> teach the basics of programming, and good practices.
> If not, you have languages like LOGO which are very simple, and geared
> ONLY at teaching programming, but not programming real applications. You
> can do things like move sprites, draw lines...
> Then move on to Prolog and/or SmallTalk. :)
> Don't do BASIC. It teaches all the bad things you can imagine... :)

NO, NO, NO, all beginners should start with APL followed by a good
understanding of Forth.

> Gilles.

Douglas E Knapp

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