Do any of you recommend Python as a first programming language?
jeff at schwabcenter.com
Sat Mar 22 20:02:42 CET 2008
Larry Bates wrote:
> jmDesktop wrote:
>> For students 9th - 12th grade, with at least Algebra I. Do you think
>> Python is a good first programming language for someone with zero
>> programming experience? Using Linux and Python for first exposure to
>> programming languages and principles.
>> Thank you.
> ABSOLUTELY. Get them started with a REAL programming language that will
> teach them proper fundamentals. I wish Python would have been around 25
> years ago when I taught incoming Freshmen at local University. To get
> students to understand about variable references, etc.
What do you mean by "variable references," and how are they used in Python?
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