marcov wrote:BasicCoder2 wrote:Another example is Scratch,
I think you can never compared walled garden where every path is preprepared with a general purpose tool like FB. I also think the whole thread heaps the unschooled but continuous users and the various levels of total beginners too much together.
First pick an audience, then make an argument. Don't try to add various audiences in the hope that something sticks.
The audience BASIC was intended for:
BASIC, in fullBeginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code, Computer programming language developed by John G. Kemeny and Thomas E. Kurtz (b. 1928) at Dartmouth College in the mid 1960s. One of the simplest high-level languages, with commands similar to English, it can be learned with relative ease even by schoolchildren and novice programmers.