[Lazarus] Teaching Pascal at College

Michael Schnell mschnell at lumino.de
Tue Oct 18 10:11:42 CEST 2016

On 17.10.2016 21:05, Lars via Lazarus wrote:
> The big issue with teaching using a RAD tool, is welding the program logic
> into the onclick events, instead of decoupling the logic in separate
> procedures that can be reused elsewhere.
As you point out in the text this is as well a pro (easy fast solving of 
small unitary tasks) as a con (bad reusability, bad code when doing big 

But as Learning of course starts with doing small unitary tasks RAD 
obviously is a great help to fight the FUD and prejudice the students 
might have regarding programming.

Of course it's great to dedicate a (later) lesson to un-RAD-ing your 
code in order to be prepared for bigger tasks.


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