The Good Idea Fairy strikes again. I am chatting with a friend of mine who is a CS professor at my local university. He mentions that he is developing an intro level C programming course for the 2 year college for this spring semester. In a moment of idiocy I suggest the university offer it as a dual-credit course so I can offer it to my high school students. What is so stupid about that you say? I can barely spell C. I did some C programming 30 years ago when I was much younger and smarter. I am not bothered by the language itself, most of the languages I have been working with the last few years are all derived or are a variant of C. The interesting part (there are several other words besides interesting I could use here) is I have no idea what to use to write and/or compile a C program anymore. I vaguely remember writing the C code in an editor of some kind and then sending it off to some magic place and the results returning from that magic place. I would assume things have changed. I am so spoiled by Microsoft products that I need to start figuring out how to start with a language I know absolutely nothing about any more. Google, here I come. Someday I will learn to keep my mouth shut and let the Good Idea Fairy just die.
I can barely spell C