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

Arthur ajsiegel at optonline.net
Sat Sep 9 23:04:14 CEST 2006

kirby urner wrote:

> On 9/9/06, Arthur <ajsiegel at optonline.net> wrote:
>> kirby urner wrote:
>> >
>> >import math
>> >math.cos( 90 * math.degrees)
>> >
>> >-- that's what a first class might include.  If what stops 'em isn't
>> >the Python syntax, but the trig, then we go over the trig.  Basic
>> >numeracy.  All as a bundle.  Not your grandfathers math class (but
>> >some hoped it'd be for their kids -- remember when the future was,
>> >well, futuristic?).
>> >
>> How you manage to tangle your sensible and salable ideas into a
>> rhetorical jumble that makes them sound a lot more dazed, dazzling,
>> and  unsaleable they then are on their merits - confounds me.
> What's so unsensible about using Python as a calculator in math class
> for starters?  That's how Guido's tutorial begins.

I'm quoting the sensible part.

And the part that does not belong to you, and which you are relentlessly 
trying to trademark.

Funny how Bucky has been accused of the same thing.

The surrounding grandiose rhetoric is the nonsense..


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