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Re: How to introduce 8 year olds to (Perl) programming?

by TedPride (Priest)
on Apr 30, 2005 at 21:29 UTC ( #452933=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to How to introduce 8 year olds to (Perl) programming?

A basic knowledge of reading and math is necessary to properly learn a programming language. Assuming you have that, Perl is as good a language as any to start with. You don't need to be complicated -

$cash = 10.00; $chocolate = 1.20; $bread = 0.99; $candy = 0.50; $cash = $cash - $chocolate; print "I have $cash left.";
for ($i = 1; $i <= 20; $i++) { print "I have completed the loop $i times.\n"; }
My dad tought me BASIC programming at age 9, including use of loops and variable input / output, and it shouldn't be difficult to teach the same thing in Perl.

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