[Edu-sig] Python as a first language for computer sciencist

Chuck Allison chuck at freshsources.com
Thu Oct 20 01:29:25 CEST 2005

Wednesday, October 19, 2005, 5:25:14 PM, you wrote:

CA> Hello Rodrigo,

CA> Wednesday, October 19, 2005, 3:00:34 PM, you wrote:

>>>   I'm undecided about how useful Python would be as an educational  
>>> tool.

RS>> I, amongst others, have given a speech in the last Europython
RS>> (Sweden 2005) about that. IMHO, Python allows the students to feel
RS>> successful during the learning process. They can concentrate on
RS>> problems, algorithms and logic, instead of struggling with a tool
RS>> most of the time.

CA> I have not mentioned it here, but I taught both C++ and Python at
CA> Symantec this past summer. I wrote an article about it:
CA> (http://www.artima.com/simple.html). I was amazed at what we
CA> accomplished with Python. And I'm a C++ guy. And a veteran teacher and
CA> developer. It was awesome.

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