[Haskell-cafe] Why Haskell is beautiful to the novice
donn at avvanta.com
Sun Aug 30 01:29:52 UTC 2015
quoth JK <jerzy.karczmarczuk at unicaen.fr>
> Anyway this threads degenerates a bit, and begins to contain statements
> I find dubious, or too restricted, e.g.,
>> A beginning student doesn't need to learn OOP in
>> any kind of depth.
> I suspect that the author of this phrase was not yet born when I began
> to teach programming... Now, I would never dare to declare what a
> beginning student *really needs*.
Then at least, you don't disagree! FYI, I was already 4 when Lisp was
invented, so computer programming pedagogy when I was born - that must
have been a dry job, my hat is off to fellows like you!
> ... Programming is a kind of art, a
> fragment of culture, a vision of the world, and the Pursuit of Happiness
> is different for different people. Linguists (or historians, etc.) may
> *begin* with logic/relational programming, biologists with objects, and
> mathematically-oriented yougsters, with FP.
> Or not.
Is it a stretch, to hope that they will find beauty in it?
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