Experiences/guidance on teaching Python as a first programming language

Gene Heskett gheskett at wdtv.com
Tue Dec 17 02:32:07 CET 2013


On Monday 16 December 2013 20:30:47 Mark Lawrence did opine:

> On 17/12/2013 01:06, Roy Smith wrote:
> > In article <b64dd8cc-a7b5-47d2-9fe6-d2bd6e432205 at googlegroups.com>,
> > 
> >   Rick Johnson <rantingrickjohnson at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>    Dovetails are nothing more than sadistic nostalgia --
> >>    they give old men a "chubby" and young men a nightmare.
> > 
> > There is nothing more satisfying than cutting a set of dovetails by
> > hand and having them glide together like silk, the first time you
> > test-fit them, with no daylight visible anywhere.
> > 
> > Someday, mine will be like that :-)
> 
> I suspect that your manual skills are rather better than mine.  One of
> my favourite expressions, perhaps because I only ever heard my dad use
> it, is "like watching a cow handle a shotgun".

I'll plead to using a jig, and figure I have a good fit when I have to 
drive it together with a deadblow hammer.

Cheers, Gene
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