I think what you should be striving towards is teaching programming methodolgies. I have been working in the software game for 10 odd years and the most constant compliant about CS graduates is there lack of preperation and approach to developemnt.
I know we were all there done that still have the tee-shirt. But looking at the development cycle now (esp OO languages) most of the time is spent designing UML document with the requirement and design of the classes with maybe < 30% developement ( implementation ) and about 20% testing.
In the end weather I need to use C, C++, MFC, Java, PHP, Pyton, Perl, VB or TCL or some other scripting language they are all similar(~ish) I use what fits the project at a given time.
But more and more preperation and understanding the task are the main points.
jason at jcorcoran.net
Any given program, when running, is obsolete.
-- Murphy's Laws of Computer Programming n°7
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