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Re: [K12OSN] Kids and programming

Steve Wright wrote:

"Objects" are only 'advanced' when you don't know about objects. Kids who can ;

1.) call a new object
2.) send it a message to alter its' behaviour
3.) listen for messages from their object, and take appropriate action (send it a different message)

are able to write simple o-o software. The situation then is, they are ready to create a really complicated Object, and think carefully about what messages it sends, and what messages they send the object in response, to control the objects' outcome.

Doesn't sound that 'advanced' does it ? coz it isn't. Imagine what

Hmmmm.... after all these years of teaching kids programming in Pascal, C++ and Java, I would say that it DOES sound that "advanced". The ability to make the sorts of programming decisions you describe takes considerable sophistication, no matter how big (or small) the robot is. ;-)

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