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Re: following up on speed

Daniel Weinreb wrote:

> It says that the non-script programmers were computer science
> master's students, whereas the script programmers were volunteers
> recruited from Internet news groups.  With all due respect to
> students everywhere, I'm afraid I think this is sufficient to
> explain the results.

That's a bit sweeping (as Weinreb fully knows), but I'd say it's a
pretty fair assessment.  Fortunately, students are picking up
scripting on their own.  Unfortunately, students are picking up
scripting on their own, so their understanding is often pretty random,
where it really ought to encompass the best of both worlds.