REPOST: Re: Is learning Python "extraordinary"?
dyoo at hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu
Sun Dec 30 19:54:30 EST 2001
Tim Peters <tim.one at home.com> wrote:
: [Jesse F. W]
:> I am a high school senior, and like many others, I am applying
:> to college. I am applying to MIT (as well as many other schools).
:> MIT describes what they are looking for as students who do or have
:> done "extraordinary things". My question is this, Is teaching myself
:> Python (with the aid of the Python tutorials and some help from the
:> various lists) an "extraordinary thing"?
> It shows intellectual curiosity and self-motivation, two things any
> admissions board smiles on. However, for MIT, you should make clear
> that your studies have convinced you Python is merely a bad
> implementation of Scheme <wink>.
Or that one can use Python to implement a Scheme... *grin*
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