Professors: Java 'damaging' to students

Two computer science professors at New York University wrote an article in which they call for teaching solid programming languages like C, C++, Lisp, and ADA.

Bring back the basics. Two computer science professors at New York University complain that universities aren't preparing students for today's software industry. They claim that students trained in Java "found it hard to write programs that did not have a graphic interface, had no feeling for the relationship between the source program and what the hardware would actually do, and (most damaging) did not understand the semantics of pointers at all, which made the use of C in systems programming very challenging."

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