Experiences/guidance on teaching Python as a first programming language

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Tue Dec 17 13:18:10 CET 2013

On Tue, 17 Dec 2013 11:12:07 +0000, Oscar Benjamin wrote:

> These types of problems are compounded by the fact that the current C
> course uses automated marking so a program that produces the correct
> output gets full marks even if it is terribly written and the student
> entirely misses the point

This suggests that even the lecturers can't read C, and so have got one 
of their post-grad students to write an automated tester so they don't 
have to.

Only-half-joking-ly y'rs, 


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