Gavin O Gorman's [99070111 at tolka.dcu.ie] 55 lines of dribble included:
:>I'd have to say that I would see perl as a good way to go.
:>We did basic in transition year and most of the class did find it
:>interesting. Perl isn't too dificult and can be used in so many things.
:>cgi, gui's etc.
No, No, No. Perl is *NOT* the way to go to teach beginners programming,
especially when there are languages like Python out there. Zope and PHP are
there for a reason nowadays, Perl is becoming less and less used as a backend
CGi application language, and for good reason. PHP/Zope have nice big API's
and are WAY nicer to code in, it's soo hard to read other people's perl code
it's silly, obfuscating the code can be just done accidetntally.
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