[Tutor] newbie question 2

Deirdre Saoirse deirdre@deirdre.net
Tue, 16 Nov 1999 14:49:15 -0800 (PST)

On Tue, 16 Nov 1999, Joseph J. Strout wrote:

> At 5:33 PM -0500 11/16/99, Kevin Liang wrote:
> >def numwords(s):

> If you're at a point where you can't recognize a parameter to a 
> function -- and possibly don't even know what parameters and 
> functions are -- then going through the tutorial, page by page (which 
> will only take an hour or so) will save you many weeks of 
> bewilderment.

In most languages,  the parameters are given type. I felt it odd at first
myself. I wouldn't assume that someone doesn't know parameters and
functions because the lack of typing throws them.

> I've never read it, but it might be a good idea.  Start with the 
> tutorial in any case; it's very good.

Agreed on the tutorial.

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