Pascal ... you are kidding me ...

At another interesting meeting today where one can say that with unanimity everyone around the table likes Pascal as much as I. One of the more experienced souls found this from a well known national

It is a teacher resource and designed to encourage educators to choose Pascal as a the 'preferred' language.

To rant about this and express my full feeling on the matter would be defamatory and unprintable. The words I would use, would cause the mass suicide of thousands of kittens. What makes me more emotional is their own words "Java, C, C++, C# fall into the category of complex programming languages" ... they are advocating 'teaching languages' vs 'industrial languages' yet seem to pay little heed to the issue why many of our students struggle in the face of international competition.

What is worse, the document is dated so recently. I suggest you read this document and form your own opinion.

I am now wandering around the house, spitting programming based obscenities. Naturally this is my own personal academic opinion.


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