Feedback wanted on programming introduction (Python in Windows)
Alf P. Steinbach
alfps at start.no
Fri Oct 30 19:34:51 CET 2009
* Alf P. Steinbach:
> * bartc:
>> python.org seems to be the main site. Google "python download" and
>> that is the first hit.
>> Their windows download seems to be 13MB against the 32MB of
>> activestate, and the IDE provided seems more advanced that the
>> 'console window' you have in your tutorial. I'm just asking why your
>> chose one over the other...
> I've changed that choice, so it's not something very important, but an
> ActiveState installation of some language generally Just Works, while
> other installations of non-Windows-specific programming stuff generally
> doesn't, requiring manual fixups.
> For example, the mainstream Python 2.6 distribution failed to install
> when asked to pre-compile (advanced option).
Sorry, I meant 3.1.1. I posted links to screenshots else-thread. Earlier.
> Regarding the "IDE" I'm not sure what you're referring to because
> there's no such thing AFAICS. There's IDLE, which is referred to as an
> IDE but is (1) also present in the ActiveState distribution and is (2)
> not really an IDE in any but perhaps a formal sense. It's just a
> primitive editor with a primitive debugger that, in Windows, has an
> annoying bug regarding highlighting of code.
> Cheers & hth.,
> - Alf
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