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why the hell do my college have to use turbo c++ in this age!!😬

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    Up until 3 years ago (when our college got into dreamspark) we used to use Visual C++ 6.0. Horrible, horrible times...
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    My college (UK) was teaching Visual Basic to me back in 2012...

    I sincerely hope it's changed.
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    Calm your tits! In my Functional Programming course, the teacher makes us use Turboprolog... Damn, we even needed to install DOSBox
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    nothing wrong with the old tools as long as you get your language and programming basics right. for now it is important you first learn the language not the tools.
    any day you can learn a new fad/ buzzword/tool on own if you so desire.
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    @apsa There is everything wrong with it. By your account we should all use malloc/calloc/realloc/free for all dynamic arrays in new for all objects and arrays (which randomly fail when compiling using older compilers on newer cpus). Oh and what about C++ 11 features? Those are core language parts and are not available on old compilers. Or lets go to C#. Should people learn on .NET 1.0 and never learn anything about extension methods and LINQ?
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    @arekxv except for few new features the old tools are still good for fundamental concept teaching.
    how can I say because have taught for 5+ years using old tools including your latest expensive in terms of feature creep and hw requirements new bs. and let's not start a flame war.
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    @apsa Well your case is still different. IMO its okay to use older tools if you still find a way to teach new stuff. At the college where I was at, they only taught on a 18 year old software (and you know what a year in software means) and used that to teach the basics of language and didnt even touch most of the stuff actually used in the market, nor did they try to. And now there are so many free options for education and development.
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    @apsa I'd say... Wrong! Hahaha, jk.

    But(t) seriously, to be honest, learning the language it's what's wrong, in so many ways. My teacher (the same that makes us use Turboprolog) insists in something: learn to think first, learn the theory behind an algorithm, then, you'll be able to apply it in any coding language you like. Also, she says that some languages are better suited for the problem that others, but that's another story.

    Long story short, as long as we as students and the teachers, focus on learning the logic, not the syntax, we are ready to go 😀
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    @apex Thank you! Exactly how it should be. Most of my classmates even fail to understand that maths and programming are 2 faces of same coin
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