[Edu-sig] Hello from Kirby in Oregon
Wed, 02 Feb 2000 15:32:26 -0800
I don't know how few of us there are here at this point
-- I'd like to share this again later perhaps...
is my sort of "Python headquarters" page, where I link
to most of what I've done around Python -- that page
being itself the last chapter in a seven chapter "book"
I started writing quite some time ago (before I'd run
More recently (like yesterday), I sort of stumbled
into the Scheme folks at Rice University. There was
some initial smoldering at first, but I feel we
reached a good place in the aftermath (like, I've
had some useful follow-up correspondence with
Shriram Krishnamurthi, and have downloaded DrScheme
in preparation for study). You'll find some links
documenting that experience as well.
I do not consider myself a Python guru or anything.
What excited me about it was how quickly I could learn
it, and how easily it wrapped itself around my
application. True, I'd already done this polyhedron
job in Xbase and Java -- most things are easier on
the 3rd try -- but I felt the language really worked
with the grain of my thinking, made clear my approach,
which was to use polyhedra as paradigm "objects" in
both the geometric sense, but in the OOP sense as well.
For more on my vision of how OOP might become more
integral within K-12 (this vision is not really
language-specific, though of course Python is one
way to go), see:
Reserving the right to post this again down the road,
if it turns out I'm just talking to myself in a big
empty room. :-D