Python and Schools

Harald Massa cpl.19.ghum at spamgourmet.com
Fri Apr 11 10:48:49 CEST 2003


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> I think python is a very good language for education. You could get in
> contact with local schools.

Thomas, I am not so sure about this.

Yes, I love Python, and it is the most elegant programming language I 
ever met. 

Python gives you objectoriented, functionorientet and imperative 
programming paradigm in one fitting package.

Python does not bother beginners with a million typecasts. Very great.

For education there are small drawbacks:

- 50% of all exercises "to teach programming" are already solved in the 
standard-library or are a method of a buildin object / are allready build 
in the core language

- 45% of these exercises are solved within "the python cookbook", 
available also online

- if you learn programming with Python and later have to use Java or 
Visual Basic, it will be the most frustrating experience for the young 
fellows.


Anyway, I regret not having met Python earlier in my programming career.





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