WIT Press


Choosing Languages To Teach Programming Paradigms And Programming Styles

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SEHE940341

Volume

7

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

863 kb

Author(s)

J. Traxler

Abstract

The comparison of different programming paradigms, styles and languages is a common topic in undergraduate computing courses. This paper looks at some of the factors involved in choosing program- ming languages that will support the effective comparison of language design issues and of different programming paradigms. The paper is based on the experience of an undergraduate module in the computing programme at the University of Wolverhampton, Software Construction, run for final-year computer science and software engineering students at the University of Wolverhampton and draws on feedback from the students. The conclusion is that, even in examining only a small number of new programming paradigms, using only a handful of languages, an effective understanding and comparison of languages and pa

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