Need assistance

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Mon Jul 20 07:25:24 CEST 2015

On Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 3:16 PM, Michael Torrie <torriem at> wrote:
> On 07/19/2015 06:21 PM, Rick Johnson wrote:
>> On Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 6:07:14 PM UTC-5, craig... at wrote:
>>> def main():
>>>     name= input('Enter your full name: ')
>>>     split=name.split()
>>>     Full_name=split[2],split[0], split[1]
>>>     print(Full_name[2],',', Full_name[0], Full_name[1])
>>> main()
>> Sorry, but this code is no where near done yet. What happens
>> when the user enters invalid input? *BANG*
> Give the guy a break. He's just barely been exposed to Python and he's
> simply trying to fulfill the assignment's requirements.  Nothing more.
> Judge the professor and course all you want.  But for a 100 level course
> just getting people to get any sort of input is a challenge.  Once he's
> mastered that, then he can learn about input validation.  You're
> probably someone who can't remember ever not knowing how to program.
> But most people aren't like that.  Got to learn a little bit at a time,
> even if it's dangerous at the very first. It's not like he's going to be
> expected to hack kernel code for his next assignment.

Rick's idea of scope creep probably *does* include kernel hacking as
part of Arithmetic 101.


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