[Edu-sig] re: Python Programming: An Introduction to
urnerk at qwest.net
Wed Dec 17 16:46:03 EST 2003
> I would be very surprised if programming spreadsheets wasn't the largest
> programming activity if we were just counting the number of people who
> write some rudimentary programs.
> Business people and 12 year olds have about the same level of tolerance
> for learning arcane programming languages. They want
> it to be easy and fast to make something work. It is not surprising that
> decimal numbers are expected for both groups. Why should they need to
> known about binary number representation?
Also a good point.
> If Python is going to crack the business and educational markets there is
> one simple change that must be made. The lack of a native decimal number
> type is show stopper for using Python in the business community. Add
> decimal numbers and watch the COBOL programmer flock to Python:-)
They're in the pipeline I understand.
I'm not sure of their status though (I say this even after googling some).
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