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Alan and Carmel Brain <[log in to unmask]>
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Alan and Carmel Brain <[log in to unmask]>
Sat, 10 Mar 2001 21:46:35 +1100
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From: "Michael Kölling" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Saturday, March 10, 2001 7:57 PM
Subject: Re: [Bluej-discuss] Java in the curriculum

> [log in to unmask] wrote:
> >
> > A bit of unpleasant news: my department is switching its first-year
> > programming sequence for majors to C++, effective next fall.  I made all
> > the obvious arguments, including that switching to C++ in 2001 was like
> > buying stock in buggy-whips shortly after the Model T hit the market.
> > There is every expectation of switching BACK to Java, but not until the
> > AP exam, the local high schools, and the local community college do.
> Wow - what can I say... I have had to teach C++ to first years before, and
> I think I'd rather resign than do it again. My thoughts are with you in
> these trying times...
> mik
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