[Edu-sig] The fate of raw_input() in Python 3000
ajsiegel at optonline.net
Thu Sep 14 16:57:36 CEST 2006
John Zelle wrote:
>I _think_ I'm all for this, but again I'm not sure I know exactly what you are
>saying. If you are saying that students might get interested in programming
>through exposure in math (or some other "domain") and then want to turn to CS
>classes to learn more, that sounds like a good thing. But it's still curious
>to me that the implied tone here is one of denigrating teaching introductory
>programming in CS classes because it is "divorced from any domain" and then
>at the same time suggesting the thing to do is teach programming in the
>context of math.
I have a hard time digesting being told by a CS professor that there is
no special relationship between mathematics, algorithmics, and the roots
of computer science.
Being told that by John Zelle I will try to think harder about it. But
I find it hard to even find a way to put this in the "maybe there is,
maybe there isn't" category.
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