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The Icon programing language


The Icon programing language

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Icon is a modern, high-level language with excellent features for parsing and building data structures.
Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: December 20, 2001
Date Modified in MERLOT: October 20, 2003
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Submitter: Anna Gibson


  • Reviewed by members of Editorial board for inclusion in MERLOT.
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    Very good quality; in queue to be peer reviewed
    avg: 5 rating
  • User review 2 average rating
  • User Rating: 2 user rating
  • Discussion (1 Comment)
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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: None
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no
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Avatar for Tracey Jensen
11 years ago

Tracey Jensen (Faculty)

1. Time Spent: 15 minutes of browsing the site and following links.
2. Content: The content does not really give the user enough information about
the ICON programming language to give you a feel for what to do and how to do
it. It does not give compelling reasons for using this language or how it is
better than more standard languages. Links often lead you to either a dead end
and do not provide you with a way to get back to your starting point.
3. Enhanced Learning: Unless this language is a part of a program of study of
various languages it does not seem to provide additional skills for a
programming course.
4. Ease of Use: The site mentions various text editors and attempts to give the
user information about how to use them and their differences but fails to
explain where to get them. The links can lead you in circles or to dead ends.
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