The reasoning for the advanced placement C++ subset Conference

Astrachan, OL, Chapman, G, Rodger, SH et al. (1997). The reasoning for the advanced placement C++ subset . 29(4), 62-65. 10.1145/271125.271158

cited authors

  • Astrachan, OL; Chapman, G; Rodger, SH; Weiss, MA


  • The programming language used for the Advanced Placement Computer Science (AP CS) courses and examinations will change from Pascal to C++ beginning with the 1998-1999 academic year. This decision, proposed by the AP Computer Science Development Committee and approved by the College Board, was made in 1994. The 5-year transition period was crucial in defining a C++ subset and providing time for the high school teachers teaching AP CS to attend professional development activities. In [1], the authors appear to misunderstand the reasoning and the forces that helped define the AP C++ subset. This paper attempts to correct those.

publication date

  • January 1, 1997

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 62

end page

  • 65


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