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Re: BBC article about HyperCard

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:54 pm
by jacque
I tried it the other way. LC is all I've ever known and I can dream in it. For a while I dabbled in C and while I didn't have to learn about repeat structures and other logical processes, the syntax was so foreign that it took me 2 days to write one single line of code that would even compile.

Re: BBC article about HyperCard

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:03 pm
by richmond62
LC is all I've ever known
It has been demonstrated over and over again that being monoglot
can restrict your cognitive development, and, should you find
yourself where speakers speak another language really put you at a severe
disadvantage.

Re: BBC article about HyperCard

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:14 pm
by dunbarx
Jacque is modest. She was a HC expert before MC/LC was even a dream.

She may have dreamt in HC in the late 80's.

But, like me, who only dabbled in a micro Basic variant a long time ago, she is basically monoglot; HC/MC/LC are fundamentally the same. I only need one "language" (I fold in HyperTalk) and I spend a lot time speaking them each week.

It all depends on what you need. The shame of it is that LC could be so powerful as a FIRST language. It would form the basis for learning programming of any kind. It should be taught all over the world in high school, and then students could migrate, or not, to whatever either suits them or is required of them. I believe that far more students would enjoy, never mind pursue, programming at one level or another if only they did NOT have to learn virtually any other language first.

Craig

Re: BBC article about HyperCard

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:35 pm
by jacque
I have Google Translate! I was speaking to someone at the local Farmer's Market last week in Hmong.

So there. :)

Re: BBC article about HyperCard

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:44 pm
by bogs
Beats me Jacque, I only know how to say enough in several languages to get my face slapped :shock:

Re: BBC article about HyperCard

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:39 am
by richmond62
last week in Hmong
Not bad at all. :)

I speak Hong Kong Phooey fluently.
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