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

Arthur ajsiegel at optonline.net
Thu Oct 20 03:24:03 CEST 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kirby Urner [mailto:urnerk at qwest.net]
> assert 4 == add2(2)
> OK, *now* write add2 (write a test *first*!).
> I plan to explain to students that this is a purposely extreme philosophy,
> and it grew up in tandem with increased emphasis on runtime checking, less
> compile time checking.

Very rigorous of you, but I doubt you will be talking to *them*.


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