Experiences/guidance on teaching Python as a first programming language

Ned Batchelder ned at nedbatchelder.com
Tue Dec 17 01:28:12 CET 2013


On 12/16/13 3:32 PM, Wolfgang Keller wrote:
>>> And ever after that experience, I avoided all languages that were
>>> even remotely similar to C, such as C++, Java, C#, Javascript, PHP
>>> etc.
>>
>> I think that's disappointing, for two reasons. Firstly, C syntax isn't
>> that terrible.
>
> It's not just the abysmally appalling, hideously horrifying syntax. At
> about everything about C is just *not* "made for human beings" imho.

I've never heard C syntax reviled quite so intensely.  What syntax do 
you like, out of curiosity?

>
> It's just an un-language that gets at about everything wrong. Sort of
> like Microsoft's products.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Wolfgang
>


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