On Sat, Aug 3, 2019 at 12:48 AM Ricky Teachey email@example.com wrote:
Notebooks in particular-- more than IDEs, I think-- are changing the way people learn. if I were teaching someone new today, I'd have them use Jupyter right away, probably not the repl.
But I still use the docs a lot too.
Also a bit old-school (it took me many years to learn the value of syntax highlighting), and an educator, and I've seen students start out with Jupyter. As an alternative to the vanilla REPL, I think it's awesome if a little expensive on low-end machines; but as an alternative to a text editor, it's an attractive nuisance. Yes, you can try things out and see the results instantly, AND you can save it, edit, rerun, etc; the cost is that debugging becomes a nightmare. But for discoverability, incl tab completion? It's great, and I probably should start using it more.