Talk:Introduction to Programming/About Programming

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In the last section, about becoming a programmer, Pnguyen added a section about good programming practices. I agree that eventually, we want to have that, but at this point, is anyone from the target audience going to understand or care about them? That isn't to say that what I put in doesn't also have problems. We need a good test audience. Dmclean 16:58, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

Alright, why do we use the word "sexy" here? I personally don't care, but shouldn't we be family-friendly? --Sindikat 14:09, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

The line "Your program does not do a job any better than an alternative program. At best, you're re-inventing the wheel, at worst, wasting time." ignores the fact that often beginning programmers DO write programs that are no better than others and DO re-invent the wheel as a byproduct of the learning process. Example: writing a program to output the Fibonacci sequence. Just a thought for consideration. 74.222.211.9 00:20, 26 December 2010 (UTC)

In the section "Translation schemes", the citation about Lua language are somewhat wrong, it was developed to help scientists with embeddable scripting and data description at systems developed for PETROBRAS in 1990's (environment supervision, CG and mechanics), and nowadays largely used in embedded systems, tools and games (thank you WoW XD). danielm 15:30, 18 June 2011 (GMT-3)