[Edu-sig] Getting it going

Steve Litt slitt@troubleshooters.com
Thu, 03 Feb 2000 12:37:07 -0500

Ulf, to answer for myself (Steve Litt), I'm here primarily to hear what
everyone else has to say. Python is my favorite language, and I agree with
all of you that it's the best teaching language, especially for raw=

I might write a book on beginning programming this year, and if I do,
Python will be the language. I've personally always been skeptical of
school systems -- with all the hoops they make you jump through, those with
really good offerings generally go elsewhere. But given Guido's leadership
and the grant, that might not be the case this time.



Steve Litt
Webmaster, Troubleshooters.Com

At 04:50 PM 02/03/2000 CET, you wrote:
>Seems like some people have gathered up now, but still the posting is close=
>to nothing.
>With what intentions do you all get into this and what kind of discussions=
>should we have? The post from Matthias Felleisen for example wasn't really=
>focusing on Python but on CP4E using any existing languages or creating=
>Are we focusing on general CP4E or Python? Do we wanna build new tools,=
>smaller implications of the core language of Python, or discuss how to=20
>teach, which books are good for teaching and what books we can write? (I'm=
>interested either way:)
>I've been programming for a couple of years and stumbled onto Python 6=20
>months ago, and now I do all my programming in Python. I'm trying to help=
>some of my friends to start programming with Python instead of C/C++ which=
>they are beeing taught in school now, but don't get at all. Their progress=
>in Python is a lot better however. I think Python is a perfect language to=
>start out with and I'd sure like to teach it to people of any age. (I'm not=
>a teacher, but I might get to teach others in my job)
>What do y'll think?
>Ulf Engstr=F8m
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