[Lazarus] Teaching Pascal at College

J├╝rgen Hestermann juergen.hestermann at gmx.de
Fri Oct 21 11:09:15 CEST 2016

Am 2016-10-21 um 09:20 schrieb Lars via Lazarus:
 > The issue with console mode programs is students see utterly no use for them.

Why should they not?
A computer is a information processing machine and GUI is not necessary to
process information, it's just a cosmetic thing.
The interaction of a program with the user can be done in text mode too.
Algorithms have nothing to do with GUI or text mode.
If students just want to paint graphics and make a game of every program
then they will never be real programmers.
Not every program must be a game with visual effects.

 > GUI apps are of much more use to people as they are flashy and rich with
 > widgets, whereas console mode programs seem utterly boring.

What is the use of a program? Entertainment?

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