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

by Juerd (Abbot)
on Apr 25, 2005 at 22:04 UTC ( #451360=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

When I first learned about computers and how a computer program worked, the metaphor used was very, very simple: recipes. A program is a recipe.

Some recipes are used by other recipies, for example if you need a boiled egg in a greater meal. This is the most natural description of modularity I've heard so far.

I think I was 9 or 10 years old when I started programming.

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