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Old February 25th, 2013 (04:36 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Brizz:
I'm taking an intro to programming course this semester and we're working with C++.
GET OUT WHILE YOU STILL CAN

No, but seriously, any intro to programming course that's taught in C++ is a bad intro to programming course. You've got a few decent options for teaching programming to beginners and that is not one of them. C#, Python, Java, or maybe even C are acceptable choices. Scheme is also a solid choice. C++ is not a beginner's language. Heck, it's not an expert's language, either.

Again, I'll point any newcomers to programming toward one of the best books available: http://mitpress.mit.edu/sicp/full-text/book/book.html
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