15 minute presentation on python?

Andy Todd andy47 at halfcooked.com
Tue Feb 26 00:27:13 CET 2002

"Emile van Sebille" <emile at fenx.com> wrote in news:a5ef3h$6p6g1$1 at ID-

> "Joshua Muskovitz" <joshm at taconic.net> wrote in message
> news:3c7ab974_4 at corp.newsgroups.com...
>> Hey all,
>> If you had to give a 15 minute introduction to Python, what would you
>> cover? What is a good example of a simple, but useful, text-based app
>> for a Wintel environment, that has good "wow" quality?
> Hmm... text-based... "wow" appeal... oxymoron?  ;-)
> Otherwise, what Sheila said.
> --
> Emile van Sebille
> emile at fenx.com

With a nod to the great man, how about borrowing Mark Pilgrim's roman 
numeral converter from Dive into Python  (http://diveintopython.org/). If 
you want to get really ambitious you could add an XML-RPC or SOAP call to a 
remote server and convert the stock price of a local corporation or the 
some local weather information (temperature usually) to roman numerals on 
the fly.

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