[plt-scheme] Re: I/O therefore no local

From: David G. Kay (dgkdgk at gmail.com)
Date: Tue Mar 2 12:53:23 EST 2010

On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 11:31 PM, wooks <wookiz at hotmail.com> wrote:

> The imperative guy is convinced  that all will suddenly become clear
> to those who have hitherto been having difficulty.

 In a way, this is true.  It's pretty easy to follow
imperative code at the statement level.  "This
puts 17 into the box called X.  This checks
whether X is zero; it's not, so we go on. ..."

Of course the point is that statement-level code
tracing gets you nowhwere in terms of big-picture
understanding or software design.

But the students having difficulty may very well
feel that they're understanding more.


David G. Kay
UC Irvine
kay at uci.edu
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