|laziness, impatience, and hubris|
Re: Perl High School Graduationby CharlesClarkson (Curate)
|on May 20, 2002 at 12:05 UTC||Need Help??|
I'd like to leave them with a taste of things to come without losing them.
Perhaps you shouldn't use perl to explain it at all.
Ask them to create a Person. Ask for typical characteristics of a person. Let them have some fun with it. Write the answers on the board.
Ask for actions most people do. Write those on the board. Now turn to the class one more time and ask for two volunteers. We'll pick Mary and Bob. Tell Bob he is a person (even if you're not sure). Write "Bob is a Person" on the board. Do the same for Mary.
You could mention that Person is an object. Feel your audience out and introduce OO terminology accordingly. Leave them with the excitement of explaining the world as objects containing objects containing objects containing objects . . .
Charles K. Clarkson
Clarkson Energy Homes, Inc.