[plt-scheme] Re: analogies

From: Prabhakar Ragde (plragde at uwaterloo.ca)
Date: Tue Oct 18 16:11:52 EDT 2005

Matthias wrote:

> In case you want to use/teach HtDP, you should use the Beginning 
> Student Language, aka BSL, which resembles Scheme in the same manner 
> that Java resembles C++.

I can't believe you actually said this. Not that it isn't accurate, but 
I'd rather not even think about analogies of the form
BSL:X :: Java:Y which put Beginning Student and Java on the same team in 
some fashion. I have used analogies of the form BSL:Java :: X:Y, for 
instance where X = a solar car and Y = an eighteen-wheeler, or X = indie 
music and Y = top-40 AM radio... --PR

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