[plt-scheme] Re: Poacher turned gamekeeper

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Fri Nov 20 09:40:58 EST 2009

What a wonderful idea!

On Nov 20, 2009, at 9:33 AM, Prabhakar Ragde wrote:

> wooks wrote:
>> I have been looking at past exam papers for the CS1 course I am
>> teaching. Many of the questions take the form of snippets of code
>> which the students are to analyze, explain etc. Officially it's  
>> psuedo-
>> code, but guess what paradigm the psuedo-code is in.
>> So I am going to have to expose my class to arrays, for and while
>> loops, etc (I even came across a question that specifically forbade
>> recursion).
>> So we will do Scheme as far as it goes, but will need to supplement  
>> it
>> with something else. Clearly Java is a candidate but I'm not sure
>> about getting involved in all that OO paraphenalia for this 1st
>> course.
>> Suggestions?
> Use the Algol-60 language level in DrScheme.
> You laugh, but it's lower in overhead and closer to what they'll  
> probably see in data structures/algorithms courses than any of the  
> more modern alternatives. --PR
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