need help just begining
smalleys at gte.net
Fri Apr 14 06:52:54 CEST 2000
Goody! Another Python book! I'll try to get one Saturday.
I think Learning Python is the best intro to a modern
programming language that I've seen to date. I'll be
interested to see how 24 Hours compares.
I have recommended Learning Python to four people, including
a manager and a teenager, neither of whom had much
programming experience. Three of the four now like and use
python. (The fourth thinks TCL is great. Oh well.)
When I showed them Perl, TCL, C, C++, Java, they said
"What's all this weird stuff? Semi-colons, braces, types?
I have to type pages of code to duplicate ten lines of
You need to start them off right. Guido's educational
project is dead on. Try explaining why C++ implicit type
conversions are evil to a new programmer who thinks they're
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