James McCarthy <mccarthyjames at gmail.com> writes:
> does anyone have any idea's about the best way of introducing nebies
> to programming (on linux)?
I'd recommend something high-level, with dynamic typing and automatic
memory management. Lisp, for example, or a derivative thereof.
Dr. Scheme is a nice implementation of scheme, comes with full help,
an IDE, nice documentation, and lots of libraries (networking,
platform-independent GUI &c).
DrScheme provides source highlighting for syntax and run-time
errors, support for multiple language levels, an algebraic
stepper, objects, modules, a GUI library, TCP/IP, and much
more. It includes an extensive, hyper-linked help system
called Help Desk, available from the Help menu. The Tour of
DrScheme describes many of these features in greater detail.
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