Mailing List Archive: 49091 messages
  • Home
  • Script library
  • AltME Archive
  • Mailing list
  • Articles Index
  • Site search

[REBOL] Re: Teaching Rebol => was:{Re: Re: Parsing comment}

From: jason:cunliffe:verizon at: 26-Sep-2002 1:12

Hi Tim
> Despite the comments about documentation I think that > rebol's help function is very accomodating for a new > programming student. > (and BTW I am also teaching python in a similar fashion) > just try typing "help split" at the python prompt and see what > you get.
Yes that was precisely the initial point I made to Python Edu-Sig. They tried to show me sophisticated Python help is. And of course it is. My point was how direct and freindly rebol's help is, largely becuae it bundles a search function. I'd like to hear more about your Rebol teaching experiences... What age? What kind of stuff you do? ..students reactions. Do they use their programs together? What probelms do they have? Is this their first prgarmmnig experience? What is easy? What is hard? What sort of materials you'd like to see to help your efforts?
> But seriously, rebol is a very good first programming language. > The absense of systems calls in rebol/core is a good thing. > I don't have to have the student's parents sign one of those > "If you broke it with your program it ain't our fault" kind > of contract/disclaimers, as we are doing with python, perl and > C.
Thanks. A good point. ^
> SyntaxError: invalid syntax > !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
yep I know the feeling. thanks ./Jason