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Smaller expectations, smaller programs, so you don't learn how to structure larger programs.

It's the same as learning on GW-BASIC or equivalent: You learn some bad habits due to the environment which you must unlearn the moment you move on to a real system.

Yes. That is how people learn. Or is teaching children arithmetic pointless because they won't learn how to simplify algebraic expressions? Learn the basics, then add more complexity.

The 6502 was a real system. Conversely, I'd say Visual Basic is a terrible environment and I have a few friends that made millions using it, so, not sure who gets to be the judge.

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