Experiences/guidance on teaching Python as a first programming language

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Dec 18 18:15:30 CET 2013

On 18/12/2013 08:18, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> The C99 standard lists 191 different kinds of undefined behavior,
> including what happens when there is an unmatched ' or " on a line of
> source code.
> No compile-time error, no run-time error, just blindingly fast and
> correct (according to the standard) code that does the wrong thing.

Plenty of compile-time warnings depending on the compiler, which the 
CPython core devs take a great deal of trouble to eliminate on every 

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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