[Tutor] Re: didn't get right output with stdout ...

Danny Yoo dyoo at hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu
Wed Nov 19 18:20:38 EST 2003

On Wed, 19 Nov 2003, Tadey wrote:

> I must say, that I feel more common sending you this questions, than to
> mailing list - why ??  They are actual programmers there, talking about
> details

Hi Tadey,

Don't worry about it.  The advantage of a list like Tutor is that it has a
good mix of folks of all kinds of experience.  If you're going to ask
questions about how to program, then it's often a good thing that you can
talk to real programmers: we're battle tested.  *grin*

> So, I am asking real "beginers" questions, but they all know how to
> program very well, they just need some advises, or something, like I
> said in more advanced meaning ...

No, no, that's exactly what makes Python-Tutor a good place to ask
beginner questions.  Python-Tutor is meant for beginners to Python and
programming.  And if it feels intimidating to ask questions there, then
that means that we Tutors are doing something seriously wrong.

If you're worried because you don't understand every conversation on
Python-Tutor, don't be!  You are not expected to understand everything
that you see on Tutor.  Listen in on the stuff that seems interesting, and
ignore the stuff that isn't.

And if something on the mailing list seems interesting but somewhat
incomprehensible, then ask for an introduction about the subject. I think
that you'll find that people are happy to try to explain how things work.
Many folks who are answering questions on Tutor like to do it because it
helps them understand the concepts better: it's a reciprocity thing.  So
you're doing everyone a service by asking good questions on the mailing

Please feel free to ask your questions on Python-Tutor.  Good luck to you!

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