Intro To Python Using Turtle Graphics

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Sat Nov 28 02:32:06 CET 2009

On Sat, 28 Nov 2009 14:02:31 +1300, Enkidu wrote:

> Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
>  >
>> Done by Northland Polytechnic, available for download under CC-BY-NC-ND
>> here
>> <
> Urgh. Is that all that python is good for, drawing pretty pictures?

Yes, yes it is. When they talk about "batteries included", they mean the 
batteries that run the turtle.
[end sarcasm]

Are you trolling or just a little sleep-deprived today?

The movie is an introduction aimed at 13-16 year old school children. 
It's explicitly labelled as "an introduction using turtle graphics". What 
on earth makes you think that because the introduction uses turtle 
graphics, that's the ONLY thing that Python can do?


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