[Edu-sig] Age groups
Fri, 4 Feb 2000 17:13:18 +0100
Dirk-Ulrich Heise wrote on 949676434:
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Gerrit Holl <email@example.com>
> >> 3) Elementary Education (8-10 year old)
> >You can start here. The concept of variables, lists and functions can
> >be explained. Dictionairies too, I think. Classes will probably be only
> >for the very smart ones.
> Don't you think classes are as easy as variables?
No, they're not.
Maybe the theory is as easy as a variable, but the practice isn't. It took
quite long for me to find out when to use classes. And multiple
inheritance still struggles me, and private methods (__aaa changes to
whatever but still isn't private?). I think we shouldn't be too fast
with classes. We _can_ explain how to use them (jan = Turtle(100, 200)),
but subclassing is not easy to explain.
Please correct any bad Swahili you encounter in my email message!
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