On Jan 15, 2021, at 6:41 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk
<cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> There are some flaws in our educational
> Such as directing learning so rigidly that students are discouraged from exploring.
On Fri, 15 Jan 2021, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote:
Even worse when they are told specifically to
"not waste time" learning
things like APL or COBOL.
THAT is truly criminal.
A viewpoint opposed to mine:
"The use of COBOL cripples the mind; its teaching should, therefore, be regarded as
a criminal offense." - Edsger Dijkstra
Then again, there was this observation from my sister, who made her living writing COBOL
"COBOL is the programming language that gives you writer's cramp".