[Edu-sig] [BULK] Re: [BULK] Re: Using objects early was Procedural front end for Zelle's graphics.py

Peter Chase pchase at sulross.edu
Thu Feb 8 00:48:37 CET 2007

kirby urner wrote:
>     Good thing.  I use Python as a way of introducing concepts without
>     a lot
>     of Java-style overhead.  Presumably once they get the ideas
>     (including
>     OOP) we can tackle the monstrous edifices of the official languages.
>     -- Peter
> I've heard of agile vs. system languages i.e. Python, Ruby vs. Java, C#.
> But whence this word "official"?  That's a type I'm not familiar with.
> Python is the official language of Python Nation, no? -- just as Perl is,
> of the Republic of Perl.
> Kirby
By "official" I mean used in the AP tests.  One year everyone is talking 
C++, then it fades and everyone is talking Java.  I suppose I could say 
the hell with them all and become a Lisp puritan. 


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