The latest episode of SICPers, in which I muse on what programming 1980s microcomputers taught me about reading code, is now live. Here’s the podcast RSS feed.
It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration. Edsger Dijkstra, “How do we tell truths that might hurt?”
- History of the Dragon 32, the particular Tandy CoCo “homage” that I used a lot.
- A guide to BASIC programming for the Sinclair ZX80
As always, your feedback and suggestions are most welcome.