Comments requested: brief summary of Python

Adam Barr adamba at gte.net
Tue Feb 24 16:56:12 CET 2004


Josiah Carlson <jcarlson at nospam.uci.edu> wrote in message news:<c1ev6d$o9h$1 at news.service.uci.edu>...
> I'll send some real comments later (tomorrow or later this week).
> 
> I have the sense that your summary of Python, and the handful of other 
> languages I checked your descriptions of, are too elementary for an 
> experienced programmer to bother reading through.  I got around two 
> paragraphs in, then started reading a paragraph per page until I was 
> done with the Python version, with the same read-through of C and Perl.
> 
> I also notice that your liberal use of semicolons (such as comments in C 
> in the last paragraph) are confusing:
>    "Comments are denoted by //; everything after that on a line is..."
> 
> 
>   - Josiah

Thanks for the comments.

The target audience here is an experience programmer that doesn't know
Python at all. So I didn't want to assume they knew about indenting,
or how lists work, etc.

I agree that semi-colon in confusing! I'll check for that.

- adam



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