Experiences/guidance on teaching Python as a first programming language

Gregory Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Tue Dec 10 22:38:57 CET 2013

Chris Angelico wrote:
> But in teaching woodwork you SHOULD let people use basic tools, and
> not just a CNC lathe.
> Programming shouldn't be painful just for the sake of making it
> painful.

That's the only point I was trying to make. Pain in and
of itself doesn't help anyone to learn anything!


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