[Edu-sig] a modest proposal.

Arthur ajsiegel at optonline.net
Sun Apr 11 11:39:46 EDT 2004


> What makes Python so cool is that its designers (Guido and company)
> actually care about not making it hard for beginners, even children, to
> learn and understand it. That level of caring for beginners is very, very
> rare among language designers or software designers in general.

Here's a bit where a problem is, though, IMO.  Almost by definition, the
Python designers are among the people on the planet furthest from the
experience of *being* beginners.

Yet they are folks used to being experts - and respected as experts.

Well, to cut short...problems ensue.

Art




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