Activity #7

Programming Language Paradigms

Activity Type: tps

Discipline: advanced

Area: Comparative Programming Languages

Purpose:
To compare and contrast programming language paradigms

Time needed (estimate): 20 minutes

Description:
Students are asked to think of N similarities/differences between the features (e.g. parameter passing) in two different classes of programming languages. Individuals now pair up to decide on the on or two most important similarities and differences. Pairs now share with the class.

A follow up activity would be to choose those elements that the students would put into their "perfect" language.

Materials needed: none


Submitted by Deborah Hwang, Alyce Brady, and Jummy Lu (SIGCSE 97) on Wednesday, August 27, 1997 at 16:19:07 EDT/EST.


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