[Edu-sig] Procedural front end for Zelle's graphics.py
andre.roberge at gmail.com
Wed Feb 7 16:30:25 CET 2007
On 2/7/07, Vern Ceder <vceder at canterburyschool.org> wrote:
> Brian Blais wrote:
> > Peter Drake wrote:
> >> Is anyone else using Python procedurally in an intro course, or is what
> >> I'm doing here perverse?
> > this one, *for the audience you are dealing with*. I've taught programming for a
> > number of years, both OO and procedural, and I find that if someone has math phobia,
> > *and* you only have a limited time (like a semester), then OO is way more powerful
> > than you need to get into, and is thus unduly confusing for the students. For those
> > who have had a little programming, OO can make some things very nice.
> > Therefore, I do most of my python teaching procedurally, and leave the OO for the
> > slightly more advanced students.
> Peter, Brian...
> +1 (as we say... ;) )
+1 from me as well.
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