There is an old Chinese proverb:
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."A similar thing can be said about computer programming:
"Give a man a program and you satisfy his software needs for a day. Teach a man how to write programs and you satisfy his software needs for a lifetime."In the field of music, there are professional singers who've made high quality recordings that anyone can listen to. So, if you want to hear a song, you can just play one of those recordings. But then, if that's the case, why has karaoke become so popular? Why would anyone want to sing a song themselves when they could listen to a professional who can sing that song better? Why? Because it's fun to do things yourself! And the same goes for programming!
Computer programming is a "game" that challenges your creative abilities as well as your intellect!
SiMPLE is a general purpose development system that let's you do many things. (In fact, SiMPLE itself was actually used to create most of SiMPLE! )
[However, there are a very small number of computers on which SiMPLE doesn't seem to work properly, and we don't exactly know why. If SiMPLE doesn't work on your computer, click here for instructions on how to to run SiMPLE in Trace Mode so that we can help you track down the problem.]
SiMPLE lets you write programs in C++ too!
SiMPLE contains a full C++ compiler! And you can either intermix C++ statements along with SiMPLE statements (click here to read how), or you can use the SiMPLE environment to write programs entirely in C++ (click here to read how). So, if you're already an experienced C++ programmer, SiMPLE provides you with the best of both environments. Or if you're just an aspiring C++ novice, you can use SiMPLE to ease yourself into the world of C++ programming in gentle steps (instead of having to "dive" into it "cold").
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