[Edu-sig] The fate of raw_input() in Python 3000

Arthur ajsiegel at optonline.net
Fri Sep 8 02:27:06 CEST 2006

Joshua Zucker wrote:

>noticeable minus if in the early days of the course I had to talk
>about import, and dot notation, and so on ... to me it feels like
>being forced into a Java/OOPish mindset for how to structure a
>program, instead of being able to use functional programming or even
>just plain old C-like style.  I think I'm only talking about maybe the
>first week of a course here, but still, that first week can do a lot
>to affect people's impressions of the language or even of programming
>as a whole.
Is it reasonable to expect Guido to design his 100 year language around 
a one week problem?


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