Python Glossary

Skip Montanaro skip at
Wed Sep 24 23:57:49 CEST 2003

    Gerrit> Skip Montanaro wrote:

    >> Thanks to people who submitted content for the Python Glossary:

    Gerrit> I think it may also be useful to add some terms that are not
    Gerrit> related to programming, but do occur in the tutorial and may be
    Gerrit> difficult for some users.


    Gerrit> When I first read the tutorial (years ago), I was really
    Gerrit> frightened by the section on complex numbers. 

Yes, complex numbers would be a good addition.  There is a note on above
Wiki which indicates how to submit a term for which you don't know a
definition.  Simply enter it as (for example)

 * complex number - ???

Someone else who comes along can fill in the definition.

    Gerrit> I would have been helped then by a note that I would not need
    Gerrit> them, and maybe even a short introduction of what they are
    Gerrit> (however, I was 14, so I would probably not be able to
    Gerrit> understand them).

You kids... ;-) When I was 14 I don't think I knew what a computer was.  We
learned how to use slide rules in algebra class.  They didn't get any
computers at my high school until at least a couple years after I graduated.


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