kid wants to know more about color on the screen
dcsmpayne at bigpond.com
Mon Jun 14 12:31:50 CEST 2004
Hi Doug, I am also using this text. On the whole I find it very very good.
I am looking at the pages you mention and it looks like you have not added
the rest of the code after the print \ statement ... there is a whole bunch
of code in triple quotes that follows, when this is included you should get
the correct syntax highlighting. Actually I did this exercise only last week
with 2 year 7 classes.
Your problems are common and you will soon get over them, wait till page 22
when you see escape sequences! .. realise all these things become old hat
"Doug Mitchell" <jmjm at SsYyMmPpAaTtIiCcOo.ca> wrote in message
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> Dear Group,
> My son who is in grade 7 has *just* started going through the book "Python
> for the Absolute Beginner" by Michael Dawson. He and I have no programming
> experience. He is beginning this on an old win 95 computer with Python 2.2
> He is getting a bit frustrated with color coding.
> For example in Chapter 2 page 18 and 19 Mr. Dawson describes a more fancy
> way of printing "Game Over" on the screen. According to *him*...
> When I type the command: print "Program 'Game Over' 2.0"
> print \
> Instead of getting the second "print" to turn orange, like it's supposed
> when you type in a command, it just stays black. And when its time to
> actually run the program, Python just prints out Program Game Over 2.0
> instead of the fancy large text like that is shown in the book.
> Later on he says that strings within quotes will be green as expected and
> then all of a sudden on the next line it will stay black :(. And when he
> does a run script there will be a syntax error as Python wont recognize
> 'black' string but then on another occasion the 'black' will run ok :(.
> I am sure my inquiries are quite vague but I am trying to piece together
> some of his 'groans and grunts' :(.
> Any suggestions or other info you need from him?
> Thanks for your advice.
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