I’m feeling pretty proud today. Last night, while working with my son on his reading and writing skills, he asked if we could do some “vi” instead. Of course, I said okay to that. So we got a command prompt going and I told him to enter
vi. I said, “Why don’t we write a program?”. He got excited and I walked him through a simple conditional branch. This is what he typed.
if 2==1 : print 'uiioo9kooio;iplko[fp;-[k;kjifkfjkjfjjjhgffjvvhjvjv8vhvhvhhhvv bh h h fyvr7ryzachary'
After explaining what it all meant, he thought it would print the text. He didn’t quite have the concept of equality down. Once I explained it to him, he change the 2 to a 1 and was happy to finally have it all done.