From Scheme to Python
21 November 2007 1 Comment
Yesterday I had a brief conversation with Simon Kaplan who opened the Mix on Campus day organised by Microsoft at QUT. Amongst other things I asked how the teaching of Scheme as the introductory programming language was going. Simon informed me that they were just about to switch from Scheme to Python which I thought was noteworthy. He indicated he was influenced in this by the fact that Hal Abelson from MIT had just made the same switch. Also there are valuable, free online teaching materials from MIT that can be used in the lectures at QUT. Not a bad reason to switch.