Is Python "venerable"?

rusi rustompmody at gmail.com
Wed Feb 20 11:49:16 CET 2013


On Feb 20, 2:20 pm, Chris Angelico <ros... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 8:08 PM, Rui Maciel <rui.mac... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > rusi wrote:
>
> >> Heh! I am reminded:
> >> Some years ago a new reprint of Knuth's Art of Programming had on the
> >> back cover something to the effect that this was 'classical CS.'
>
> >> So what then is pop-CS, folk-CS?
>
> > Knuth's work is undoubtedly classic.
>
> Classic, yes, but the book said "classical", which is a style of music
> covering Bach interwoven with Spohr and Beethoven (at classical Monday
> pops). The billiard sharp whom anyone catches... oops, never mind that
> bit. I suppose it'd still be the art of programming, just a slightly
> different art. That would explain, though, why so many computer
> programmers enjoy music...
>
> ChrisA

I was part joking and part serious when asking whats pop/folk CS
because I explore this in my blog:
http://blog.languager.org/2011/02/cs-education-is-fat-and-weak-3.html



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