REPOST: Re: Is learning Python "extraordinary"?

Aahz Maruch aahz at
Sat Dec 29 23:06:33 CET 2001

In article <mailman.1009661614.4982.python-list at>,
Jesse F. W <jessefw at> wrote:
>	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"?  How many python-list'ers are 
>high school students?

No, it's not an extraordinary thing.  We used to have an 11-year old
posting here.  However, I *would* say that learning Python is
extraordinarily smart.

If you have a taste for masochism, learning Perl well enough to be a
guru would be extraordinary.
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