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Date: 2007-01-08 (06:56)
From: Oliver Bandel <oliver@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Before teaching OCaml
On Mon, Jan 08, 2007 at 08:17:44AM +0900, Jacques GARRIGUE wrote:
> From: David Teller <>
> >  I'm going to start teaching OCaml soon and I'm fishing for ideas and
> > suggestions. I hope this list is the right place to ask.
> [..]
> >  I'm planning to base my lecture roughly on part 1 of _Developing
> > applications with Objective Caml_, perhaps replacing the chapter devoted
> > to Graphics with the use of LablGTK. Then again, perhaps not. Some
> > low-level graphics might be interesting for them. I also intend to give
> > them a term-long project to work on and develop.
> For the graphics, I would rather suggest lablTk. It is much easier to
> use for beginners. And you can even work interactively using the
> Tk.update command.

Or writing converter code, that produces postscript-output.
Somethinglike a graphics language as project.
Similarmaybe to graphviz or troff's graph-preprocessor or
maybe a thing like gnuplot.
Providing different output formats are IMHO nice field for
learning. And you have the interpreter-task and also
something that can be viewed.