[Edu-sig] [ANN] rur-ple: pre-release of new lessons.

Andre Roberge andre.roberge at gmail.com
Sun Jan 29 04:53:44 CET 2006

Hi everyone,

I just uploaded (I had to do it twice to get it right) a new set of
lessons for rur-ple on sourceforge.net.  They are in a file named
"html.zip".  There are about a dozen new additional lessons.

[rur-ple is a learning environment for Python, inspired by Karel the
Robot, and Guido van Robot ... but it allows so much more!]

I would describe the new lessons as a "beta" release.
They can't properly be viewed through the browser included in rur-ple,
because of my use of style files.  This won't change in the future.
The "index" file (rur.htm) has not been fully updated.  However, if
you use it to take you to the first lesson, you should be able to
navigate from one lesson to the next.
I have made a small change in the robot language [facing_North() has
been changed to facing_north()]; the current version of rur-ple on
sourceforge uses the old notation.

Future lesson numbering will be of the form 0.n where n= number of
lessons included, until I have enough to call it a "complete"
introduction to Python.

I will need to make a new release soon of rur-ple, so that it will
work properly on MacOs.  Also, I'm *really* excited about a
significant change I have made to the last notebook page (the simple
Python editor) for the app.  I am waiting to have lessons written for
it (I just need two or three more I think) and then I'll do a new
rur-ple release.  Now, how's that for a teaser ;-)

*Please*, don't be shy to give me some feedback (good *and* bad).


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