[prog] Sample implementations of UNIX utilities.
suzo at bigpond.net.au
Mon Dec 30 01:16:16 EST 2002
> On Sat, Dec 28, 2002 at 02:44:42PM -0500, Terri Oda wrote:
> > > My alma mater has gone to an entirely Java-based curriculum. C/C++ are
> > > never used. There's one class which uses Scheme, but other than that
> > > it's all-Java, all the time.
> > That's unfortunate. I think it's pretty important that students be
> > exposed to a bunch of different languages, since it gives them some basic
> > insight into the "best tool for the job" way more professional
> > programmers work. (Not that all of them learn it, from the horror stories
> > I've heard... but at least the school's trying.)
> > But... have you heard of other universities going the route of yours?
My University is a small "regional university" in australia. And it has
mainly moved to Java. Things move very slowly in this uni, but individual
courses are slowly being translated from other languages to Java. Mind you
this is an IT degree not a CS degree. And students only needed to do 2
programming subjects (only 1 from 2003) so things are not very technical.
They have also just replaced the subject on data structures with one that
covers swing and aplets(?) starting next year too.
By looking really hard in the back of the box I have been able to find a few
subjects that use other languages. But only a few will do those subjects,
and how long will they last???
Sometimes I wish that I had known the difference between CS and IT before I
had started the course, but then again it migh have put me off and really
there are no other options available to me.
I think that there is great beuty in diferent language types, (although some
lanuages are more beutifull than others) That beuty is all the more apparent
because of the differences between lanuages. And I think that those who
only learn Java, for instance ,are experiencing the world as though
everything were green.
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