Guido on python3 for beginners
rustompmody at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 07:25:17 EST 2016
On Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 12:17:26 PM UTC+5:30, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> On Wednesday 17 February 2016 19:51, Rustom Mody wrote:
> > I hope someone can help me find this link: There is some record that Guido
> > has said that python3 is probably a bit harder on noobs than python2.
> > Does anyone know/have that link?
> I can't say that I've seen it. I know that Raymond Hettinger is not too fond
> of adding new syntactic features that add little in the way of power but
> make the language harder to learn, but I don't recall anyone saying that it
> is harder for newbies to get started with Python 3 than Python 2.
> There are more features in Python 3, so in that trivial sense of "more to
> learn", I suppose that it is objectively correct that it is harder to learn
> than Python 2. But I don't think the learning curve is any steeper. If
> anything, the learning curve is ever-so-slightly less steep.
So its Raymond Hettinger... Good enough
So now I find your earlier post:
Obviously google was not obliging when I searched for Guido :-)
BTW I have no tongs in this 2 vs 3 fire -- I'll leave that to Rick jmf and other
My beef is somewhat different: viz that post 70s (Pascal) and 80s (scheme)
programming pedagogy has deteriorated with general purpose languages replacing
'teaching-purpose language' for teaching.
Which is about as intelligent as calling Martha and Rose both pianists
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