[erlang-questions] "Erlang as a First Language" -- crazy? or just stupid?

Ulf Wiger <>
Sun Dec 20 11:12:24 CET 2009


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Michael Turner wrote:
> That's what I'm wondering.  I'm holding out for a possible Answer #3:
> "Sure, at least if they are smart enough."

Frank Huch used Erlang as a vehicle for teaching programming to
high-school girls with no prior experience in programming or
computer science. They took to it very well, and finished the
one-week course by writing a distributed chat application.

Not that this was unique to Erlang. It was a variant of the
Kara program

http://www.swisseduc.ch/compscience/karatojava/kara/

but Huch's opinion was that Erlang was a much better fit than
Java, which was the language of the original Kara program.

http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1292534

BR,
Ulf W
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