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Even Older Man Yells At Whippersnappers

Stefan Ram schrieb am 19.09.2017 um 17:00:
> D'Arcy Cain <darcy at VybeNetworks.com> writes:
>> of course, I use calculators and computers but I still understand the 
>> theory behind what I am doing.
>   I started out programming in BASIC. Today, I use Python,
>   the BASIC of the 21st century. Python has no GOTO, but when
>   it is executed, its for loop eventually is implemented using
>   a GOTO-like jump instruction. Thanks to my learning of BASIC,
>   /I/ can have this insight. Younger people, who never learned
>   GOTO, may still be able to use Python, but they will not 
>   understand what is going on behind the curtains. Therefore, for
>   a profound understanding of Python, everyone should learn BASIC
>   first, just like I did!