Newbie Q about Turtle Gfx

Neil rubik_wizard at
Wed Feb 18 23:28:36 CET 2009

Thanks for the very speedy reply!

Not sure what your reply means but I have emailed the author with the 



"sjbrown" <shandy.b at> wrote in message 
news:9ba48cb7-d32b-40ef-a6a6-d2250886379a at
It looks like there may be a bug if you were expecting t to be some
object other than a dict.  You can apparently contact the authour

On Feb 18, 2:16 pm, "Neil" <rubik_wiz... at> wrote:
> Hello
> Sorry if this is not an appropriate newsgroup for this problem. I am very
> new to Python but not new to programming.
> I am hoping to use Python to teach a class and have been looking at the
> online book 'Snake Wrangling for Kids'.
> I have followed the example
> >>>import turtle
> >>>t=turtle.pen()
> which works fine and displays a turtle in a window.
> However whenever I try to use something like
> >>>t.forward(50) (taken from the book)
> i get the error...
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "<pyshell#3>", line 1, in <module>
> t.forward(50)
> AttributeError: 'dict' object has no attribute 'forward'
> I get the same error with t.left(10) etc. etc.
> I have tried this with V2.6 and V3
> Any ideas would be much appreciated.
> Thanks
> Neil

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