[OT] Education (Was: Re: Case insensitivity)
gerrit at nl.linux.org
Wed Feb 19 21:32:34 CET 2003
(this topic shouldn't be here but in the EDU-sig)
Arthur schreef op dinsdag 18 februari om 18:02:10 +0000:
> as to case sensitivity
> >> FWIW, I'm with him on this one.
> Probably a bad idea to reopen this can.
python -c "print __import__('operator').truth(__import__('operator').not_(__import__('math').floor(__import__('random').randint(0,10)/10+1e-10)))"
I am hereby humbly offering my true regrets.
But then, won't we get a post-PEP-hangover?
> But, as someone who learned to program via Python, certainly qualified to
> address the issue as to "non-programmers". A quite minor issue.
So am I. Although strictly spoken I programmed "SuperLogo" before I
did Python, but "SuperLogo" didn't went very far (it started of with
'the enter key is on the right side of your keyboard'...). I have
had difficulties understanding Object Oriented but now I can't understand
how I could write applications/games without it.
> If the issue is lowering barriers, it is a *very* big change, for a *very*
> small return. If it is justifiable on other grounds - great. There in fact
> might be a *very small* benefit to the lowering of barriers, as a side
I think for lowering the barriers, it is *much* more important to translate
documentation, especially so-called 'level-zero-documentation'. That is the
level of SuperLogo. A friend of mine wants to learn programming, but does
not know a lot beyond the enter key. The one and only thing which makes it
currently impossible for him to do this through Python is: he doesn't know
English (only Dutch).
> I feel enititled to comment on this only because my post was cited. I am
> hoping we don't reopen it. And if we do, that the discussion is limited to
> the impact on programmers.
I think the BDFL would not consider posting again in a case-thread, reading
the previous one. Let's make this thread one about Education, Education and
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