[Linux-aus] Should I feel sorry for Queenslanders?!

Russell Coker russell at coker.com.au
Fri Jan 3 12:59:29 EST 2014

On Fri, 3 Jan 2014, Terry Dawson <tjd at animats.net> wrote:
> That being said, 'Information and Software Technology' in Year 9 last 
> year introduced Pascal, by way of Borland Turbo Pascal (free, but not 
> Free) as a programming language. A little weird but pragmatic. I'm not 
> quite sure why they aren't using Python, but I could entertain guesses.

The Borland "Turbo" family of development environments was really good for 
learning.  They were fast, easy to use, and everything was integrated with a 
default installation that made things just work.

Do we have a Linux development environment that comes out of the box with an 
editor that has a function-key to compile and run?

For my use vim/make/gcc works really well.  But it's not the easiest way to 
start teaching kids.

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