Teaching python (programming) to children

brueckd at tbye.com brueckd at tbye.com
Tue Nov 6 19:29:13 CET 2001


On 6 Nov 2001, Hung Jung Lu wrote:

> How soon does a beginner run into the following problem? (see also the
> "How much is set in stone?" thread)
[snip]

Unfortunately for your argument, most people are not morons. They are
fully capable of learning, and few, if any, will really struggle with this
problem for very long.

I don't think anyone is suggesting Python as a first language because it
is a perfect language - you can find a problem with any choice. But given
the set of languages to choose from, Python's positives outweigh its
negatives as a good choice for beginners.

-Dave





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