Re: which blend caters to TaL computer programming? . . .
Exposing children to C and/or C++ should be considered abuse. :)
No need for an emoticon there! C in the hands of an inexperienced
programmer is a recipe for disaster!
Lego or smalltalk, pharo smalltalk has its own IDE so everything is in 1
Unless there's now a "Lego" programming language (news to me), could you
possibly mean LOGO? Never used it myself, but but I've certainly heard
good things about it. And if you're going to expose first-time
programmers to ANY C-derived language, Java would be the one to expose
Be that as it may, IBM VS-BASIC, on a 370-135 running the McGill
University MUSIC operating system was good enough for me (and at home,
I'm working on a project in M$ QuickBASIC Extended for DOS, that marks
the first time I've touched a BASIC derivative in decades.)
(I miss PL/I.)