Is Python what I need?

Robert Kern robert.kern at
Mon Aug 24 19:19:27 CEST 2009

On 2009-08-24 08:32 AM, Peter Otten wrote:
> Jean-Michel Pichavant wrote:
>>> > From the distance it looks like these children need a good teacher
>>>> rather than a bad (or just starting) programmer.
>> Wow, that is rude. Let's keep this list friendly, won't we ?
> I may have been too blunt, and if my message has come across as an insult I
> apologize for that. Let me try again:
> If you are trying to teach children that are unwilling to use pen and paper
> putting them in front of a computer doesn't help you and them one bit. As a
> starting programmer you'll have to spend a lot of time in front of your
> computer that may be better spent with your students.

I suspect everyone is reading too much into the word "aversion". There may be 
physical or mental handicaps involved, not the personal preference of the 
students. In such a case, the OP's word choice is not ideal, but the readers 
here should give a little more thought before assuming the most ludicrous 

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco

More information about the Python-list mailing list