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The Value of BASIC As a First Programming Language

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Mirk writes “Computer-science legend Edsger W. Dijkstra famously wrote: ‘It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration’. The Reinvigorated Programmer argues that the world is full of excellent programmers who cut their teeth on BASIC, and suggests it could even be because they started out with BASIC.”

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