Why Python is like BASIC (and why this is a good thing)

Piet van Oostrum piet at cs.uu.nl
Sat Feb 16 09:48:45 EST 2002

>>>>> rmunn at pobox.com (Robin Munn) (RM) writes:

RM> Reading the first few chapters of _How to Think Like a Computer
RM> Scientist_ (http://www.ibiblio.org/obp/thinkCSpy/ for those who haven't
RM> heard of this book), I was struck by how Python resembles BASIC in some
RM> ways that make it a very good language for teaching:

BASIC a very good language for teaching????
Well, it depends on what you want to teach, I guess.
Piet van Oostrum <piet at cs.uu.nl>
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