Re: OT: helping son of a friend learn programming



Scott Dorsey wrote:

It used to be that they used Pascal introductory programming classes.
And just like Java, it's a good language to learn programming in because
it has a lot of training wheels on it. And just like Java, it's a bad
language to develop actual applications in,

Why is Java i bad language to develop actual programs in?

I thought it was just garbage collected C++.

Doug McDonald
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