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Submission + - BBC Micros used in retro programming class (bbc.co.uk)

bool2 writes: This is fantastic. Exactly what computer science courses need. From the BBC site: "

Perry Gemmell lamented the lack of friendly interface on the BBC Micro, which presents users with a screen full of text.

"It's easier to find bugs in Visual Basic," he said. "It helps you as you go along."

Visual Basic suggests words while a coder types, highlights syntax errors and makes bug hunts easier by jumping straight to the problematic code — even when the error is one of logic rather than letters.

By contrast, the BBC Micro is a study in imperious indifference. Get something wrong and the program will crash and perhaps throw up an error message. Worse are the cases when it works but not in the way expected leaving the programmer to scratch their head and try to work out why."

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