Experiences/guidance on teaching Python as a first programming language

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Dec 17 16:07:47 CET 2013

On 17/12/2013 14:54, Roy Smith wrote:
> In article <mailman.4286.1387291924.18130.python-list at python.org>,
>   Neil Cerutti <neilc at norwich.edu> wrote:
>> On 2013-12-17, Steven D'Aprano
>> <steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:
>>> I would really like to see good quality statistics about bugs
>>> per program written in different languages. I expect that, for
>>> all we like to make fun of COBOL, it probably has few bugs per
>>> unit-of-useful-work-done than the equivalent written in C.
> Well, there was that little Y2K thing...

Design assumption made 30 to 40 years earlier "It'll only have to be in 
the field for six months" :)

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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