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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Should my child start out on Perl, or scheme?

    You should start out with perl for teaching purposes; the child will have developed the ability to scheme long before.

    • Thanks; you're right! As evidenced by hiding from us for eight weeks!

      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
  • Should my child start out on Perl, or scheme?

    Smalltalk. :)

  • Congrats! What a road you have ahead.
  • mazel tov!

    -DA []

  • How cool is that.. teaching Perl, of course, goes without saying.
  • Leave better programming languages until after toilet training. ;-)

    Congratulations and good luck.
  • FWIW, I lean towards unschooling, which is -- when followed strictly -- entirely child-led learning. You only help them learn what they are interested in, as a part of just growing and living. I don't subscribe to it strictly, but I will only teach programming if my children are interested in it, and even then will let them choose the language as much as I can.