[Python-3000] educational aspects of Python 3000

Toby Donaldson tjd at sfu.ca
Tue Sep 12 19:11:29 CEST 2006

> How about calling it 'ask'?
>  >>> s = ask( "How are you today?" )
> --> Fine
>  >>> s
> "Fine"
> And as far as the name of a library goes how about "quickstart"? Other
> possibilities are: quickstudy, kickstart, simplestart, etc.
> "With the Python quickstart module, programming is as easy as
> one...two...five!"


Actually, some educators (not me so much, but I see where they are
coming from) have negative reactions to library names like "teach" or
"edu" because they feel it sends a message to students that they are
not learning "real" Python.

A positive sounding names like "quickstart" would avoid this problem.

Dr. Toby Donaldson
School of Computing Science
Simon Fraser University (Surrey)

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