[Edu-sig] IDLE wish (was Edu-sig Digest, Vol 31, Issue 16)
kirby.urner at gmail.com
Sat Mar 4 01:57:54 CET 2006
> The turtle.py module is minimal, and isn't going to be taken out of the standard
> distribution just because Arthur or Kirby don't like it.
I never ever said I "don't like" turtle.py nor did I suggest deleting
it from the Standard Library. Not once.
I discussed it's being broken on Windows (the only platform on which
I've played with it), but we already know that. I was even willing to
blame Windows (then I was corrected).
What I *did* say is:
(1) turtle graphics is valuable, popular, here to stay
(2) I don't personally use the turtle graphics approach at present
(3) I don't believe Python *must* have better turtle in order to be
useful in education,
including for beginners.
But if it *does* gain stronger turtle powers, so much the better. I
know a lot of educators will be happier if this occurs.
And I've learned about many turtle projects I didn't even know about.
I said I'd stop making remarks on this topic because someone would
misconstrue my position as "anti-turtle".
I see I didn't stop soon enough.
The misinterpretation of my remarks has already gained a foothold.
Please do not repeat the baseless rumor that I am either anti-turtle
or have ever recommended deleting turtle.py or whatever somebody said
And do not confuse my views with Arthur's. He and I disagree on many issues.
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