[CentralOH] Most important Python techniques?: Clarity

Jay Shaffstall jshaffstall at gmail.com
Tue May 15 19:53:05 CEST 2012

On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 1:50 PM,  <jep200404 at columbus.rr.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 15 May 2012 13:31:35 -0400, Jay Shaffstall <jshaffstall at gmail.com> wrote:
>> But if you were teaching someone new to Python, what would you
>> make sure you taught them above all else?
> Clarity.
> I don't know how much that can be taught.
> I think it has to be learned by suffering through code that lacks it.

*laugh* Yes, most of the important software development traits have to
be learned by either making the mistakes yourself or suffering through
someone else's mistakes.  I'm honest with students about that.

But language specific techniques, at least, we can teach.


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