A fun tool for demonstrating or teaching python?
warrenpstma at _______.com.hotmail
Mon Mar 10 22:30:27 CET 2003
There was a discussion (I found it using groups.google.com) a while ago with
some people interested in building a very easy-to-use IDE for teaching Python,
possibly even with Kids.
I am thinking of whipping up something, perhaps with the ability to walk
through the code ('animated' debugger) and to do something visual or
graphical, turtle graphics, or a game, or something like that.
Anybody got any recommendations on where to start? So far I'm leaning
towards wxPython and maybe PythonCard. The system would either be a
hyper-card like tool using Python, or perhaps it would be a Python Logo,
with the code window on the bottom and a graphics window on the top.
The old Smalltalk 'Alice99' system was a pretty cool way to demonstrate Squeak
(smalltalk) but although the new Alice (which uses Python) is cool looking, it
is closed source, so that's no good.
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