[Edu-sig] The fate of raw_input() in Python 3000
pchase at sulross.edu
Tue Sep 5 16:45:23 CEST 2006
Andre Roberge wrote:
> The following is something I have been pondering for quite a while now
> and am wondering what other people on this list think.
> According to PEP 3100
> (http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-3100/ )
> raw_input() [as well as input()] is recommended for removal from the
> built-in namespace, to be replaced by sys.stdin.readline().
I've been using Python for CS1. It goes down a lot easier, since there
are fewer magical incantations (include, import, using, etc., etc.) .
Further, it is definitely not a toy language. Naturally, I'm against
If you want to expose your students to the full horror of a
syntactically complete language, why not switch to C++, where you can
run programs in the compiler? I ask that, even though I like C++ better
than Java. (The C++ library templates seem better organized and less
confusing than the Java API, once the major concepts are understood.
But then, I mourn for Delphi.)
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