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

Paul Gries pgries at cs.toronto.edu
Thu Sep 7 15:04:09 CEST 2006

On Sep 7, 2006, at 8:27 PM, Arthur wrote:

> 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?

Is it reasonable to call it a one week problem if it happens three  
times a year for dozens of instructors and thousands of students?

Paul Gries
Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Computer Science
University of Toronto

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