Show intro students in class how to force stop a program running in terminal because they need to be shown how to get out of a running infinite loop, it’s a very useful skill.

  • The specifics on how to stop a running program will depend on the IDE they use.
    • If all students use the same IDE (or are required to for the class) it will make demonstrating how to force stop a program easier.
  • Sometimes students don’t even know they still have code running when infinite loops happen.
    • This leads them to wonder why they can’t run something new.

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Interview with Dani McAvoy