[Edu-sig] Python as Application

Arthur ajsiegel at optonline.net
Tue Oct 25 22:45:58 CEST 2005

David Handy wrote:

>Thank you for your comments, that is worth something to me.
>Question for you: How much did Python's interactive mode (the >>> prompt
>thingy) help you in your explorations? As you threw code at Python, how
>often did you create scratch .py files and run them, vs. trying something at
>the interactive prompt.
At the early stages *extremely* important.  At the early stage my 
"programs" were nothing more than scratch files themselves, and even 
then I would tend to have both a prompt and an editor open, conducting 
some form of an interactive dialog before "committing to paper"..


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