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

Laura Creighton lac at strakt.com
Thu Oct 20 21:32:50 CEST 2005

>From: Kirby Urner <urnerk at qwest.net>
>> Python had the choice to be case insensitive and in some parallel 
>> universemaybe it is.  It wouldn't have been a lesser language, 
>> just a slightly different one.

And in it, the parallel edu-sig is discussing the fact that
Middle Schoolers are getting confused because when they type
'Cat' and 'cat' they expect two different variables to be bound,
and are having terrible trouble understanding why their second
statement keeps clobbering the first ... :-)


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