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  • Louis_Wu called my attention to your post. I won't attempt to advise you on the main question, but can tell you it is being used. My wife teaches a bit of it to Jr Hi kids in her math classes. I have collected some resources to put on her homework page. It might be of interest to you.

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    • As far as I'm concerned, Logo is one of the coolest programming languages out there. I've taught kids to program with Logo, and while it's not designed to be a production-quality language, it does have an easy-to-use syntax and excellent error messages. (Although I must admit that Perl's error messages, particularly when you use warnings and diagnostics, put Logo's warnings to shame.)

      I have long told people interested in learning to program that they should buy, read, and enjoy Brian Harvey's amazing three-volume series, "Computer Science, Logo Style." [] It's a wonderful set of books. If you get through all three, you'll have done 50-80 percent of an intro CS course at a good university.

      Of course, it shouldn't surprise anyone to hear that I'm a big Logo fan, given that I'm about to start PhD studies at Northwestern University in the Learning Sciences [] program. And my most likely research direction will be with Uri Wilensky, author and maintainer of NetLogo, written in Java. Check out this site [] for more ideas and info.