Niall O Broin wrote:
> and the original article seemed to imply that some CS
> courses taught no assembly languages at all.
...like the current CS course in UCC, which should really be called a
software development course imho as it focuses more on project
management and turning people into PHBs than on anything CS-related.
I will concede that assembly language is an option in third year - but I
think that's leaving it far too late. I think CS should be taught from
first principles - teaching people to code without giving them any idea
whatsoever what's happening at a low level seems very wrong to me.
Similarly, html is taught long before http or socket programming are
even mentioned... many of my peers don't know or care what a http proxy
is - *some* of them at least know how to configure a browser to use one,
but that seems to be the exception rather than the rule.
Me, I cut my teeth years ago on Z80, 6502, and 68008 assembly;
occasionally I'm exposed to some x86 code, and grin and bear it :)
</when ah wor lad>
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