Experiences/guidance on teaching Python as a first programming language

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Dec 11 11:05:13 CET 2013


On 11/12/2013 09:39, wxjmfauth at gmail.com wrote:
> A few practical considerations, far away from theoretical
> aspects. Mainly for non ascii, understand non native English
> speakers.
>
> Python is an "ascii oriented product".

Sheer unadulterated rubbish.

>
> Platform. On Windows, the solely version which works
> harmoniously with the system is Py 2.7 in a byte string
> mode (ie non unicode).

Fixed in Python 3, especially with the superb work done on PEP 393 and 
the FSR.

>
> Unicode. Sorry, but Python just becomes a no-go.

Yawn.

>
> The great strength is(are) the Python interactive
> interpreter(s). It makes learning this language a game.
>

Blimey, got something correct, miracles do happen.

-- 
My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask 
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence




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