[plt-scheme] A data point on 'match' in intro programming: +++!

From: Shriram Krishnamurthi (sk at cs.brown.edu)
Date: Wed Jul 8 09:45:56 EDT 2009

The network effects of knowledge of programming languages are complex
and, to language researchers, sometimes undesirable.


On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 9:43 AM, Grant Rettke<grettke at acm.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 7:18 AM, Shriram Krishnamurthi<sk at cs.brown.edu> wrote:
>> It would be *just* one more (and arguably hardly the biggest one).
>> Your argument is largely the same one people use to justify teaching
>> Java in the first semester.
> In the long run, teaching "advanced" language features is better for
> the economy, because it creates jobs. How?
> When your former students leave their jobs, they need additional
> programmers to re-write their code because it is "too hard to
> understand".
> You think I am joking?

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