[Linux-aus] Re: High school computing texts
glen.turner at aarnet.edu.au
Wed Mar 21 07:58:17 UTC 2007
> Since when is binary arithmetic irrelevant? *smirk*
It's entirely irrelevant for a course named "software design
and development". That field wouldn't be rocked if applications
languages went back to using BCD or started to use bignums more
widely, so knowing the details of the two's complement arithmetic
used by most languages isn't necessary.
School courses can't teach everything about a subject. It
isn't university where you can spend 3 to 7 years studying
aspects of the same subject. A school subject might give
five contact hours on databases, a university course would
give 30 to 70 contact hours.
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