Yet another Python textbook

Colin J. Williams cjw at ncf.ca
Wed Nov 21 18:03:30 CET 2012


On 20/11/2012 4:00 PM, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 1:57 AM,  <wxjmfauth at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Le mardi 20 novembre 2012 09:09:50 UTC+1, Chris Angelico a écrit :
>>> On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 7:02 PM, Pavel Solin <solin.pavel at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Perhaps you are right. Is there any statistics of how many Python
>>>
>>>> programmers are using 2.7 vs. 3? Most of people I know use 2.7.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> If you're teaching Python, the stats are probably about zero for zero.
>>>
>>> Start them off on Py3 and help move the world forward.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ChrisA
>>
>> --------
>>
>> Do not count with me.
>>
>> The absurd flexible string representation has practically
>> borrowed the idea to propose once Python has a teaching tool.
>
> To the OP: jmf has an unnatural hatred of Python 3.3 and PEP 393
> strings. Take no notice; the rest of the world sees this as a huge
> advantage. Python is now in a VERY small group of languages (I'm aware
> of just one other) that have absolutely proper Unicode handling *and*
> efficient string handling.
>
> ChrisA
>
It's interesting to see that someone else finds the format function to 
be a pain.  Perhaps the problem lies with the documentation.

Colin W.


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