The teaching of BASIC should be rated as a criminal offence: it mutilates the mind beyond recovery.
print "Enter a number"
A = input()
print "Enter another number"
B = input()
print "The sum is:"
We speak of “playing” a violin, not “working” it. While music making entails a tremendous amount of work, it has to look like play, even to feel like play, if the musician is ever to survive the ordeals of practice and rehearsal (not to mention the privation of working for little or no pay). If using a computer program feels like working in a bank or a hamburger chain restaurant, musicians won’t (and shouldn’t be asked to) do it. [pdf]
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