Programming language for children
ggravier at fsfe.org
Tue Jun 16 09:30:33 UTC 2009
> On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 11:12 AM, Gilles Gravier<ggravier at fsfe.org> 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.
Sorry, I missed that one. Yes. Fully agree... And you probably need to
get the special dedicated APL keyboard. :)
That said... France created a special language LSE (Language Special
pour l'Enseignement - Language designed for teaching)... Never was very
But really, have a look at LOGO :
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