Experiences/guidance on teaching Python as a first programming language

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Dec 13 18:02:29 CET 2013

On 13/12/2013 16:43, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 3:39 AM, Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>> On 13/12/2013 16:27, Chris Angelico wrote:
>>> On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 3:15 AM,  <wxjmfauth at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> One should recognize, with win7, MS, finally, produce
>>>> a full unicode system. Strangely, among all the "bashing"
>>>> one can read about that system, this is rarely mentioned.
>>>> (With an excellent unicode coding scheme!)
>>> [citation needed]
>>> ChrisA
>> You'll have to wait until the cows come home on two counts.  One, he's never
>> yet provided any evidence to support any statement that he's ever made here.
>> Second, he's still not smart enough to stop sending double spaced google
>> crap.
> I don't know that it's a matter of not being smart enough. It's just
> as likely to be a deliberate choice, as that method of posting ensures
> that the quality of the style matches the quality of the substance.
> ChrisA

How can it be deliberate choice, that implies thought in the first 
place, which is highly conspicious by its absence?

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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