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Re: [seul-edu] Language to teach 10 year olds

On Mon, 16 Jul 2001, Michael Hall wrote:

> G'day:
> I'm going to throw in my two cents now ...
> Why not teach kids something that is
> 1. easy
> 2. useful
> 3. involves most basic programming concepts and constructs
> 4. immediate, relevant, interesting 
> 5. free, open source, platform independent
> ... in other words, PHP (in conjunction with HTML)?

I don't know how PHP is.... But, PHP+HTML doesn't sound 
either practical or educative.
Because the existence of HTML wysiwig editors and because 
nobody designed PHP and HTML with educative characteristics.
Specially HTML is an ugly language to deal with,...

Please, don't suggest Javascript, because it'd be much **worse**.
And "PHP will be obsolete in 10 years" (Trademarked sentence).

And please don't suggest Fortran, Fortran won't be obsolete in
50 years, but it's as educative as a watermellon in the middle
of the road.