[Tutor] Newbie: First program - looking for feedback :)

Christian Wyglendowski Christian.Wyglendowski at greenville.edu
Tue Jan 6 17:38:44 EST 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> Hi Pythoneers,
> Okay, ive been trying to teach myself python for a few weeks 
> and i'm making some slow progress, (not a natural coder 
> here). This started mainly due to me switching from Windows 
> -> GNU/Linux about a year ago. 

Cool.  Python is the first general purpose programming language that I
have learned as well.  I played with PHP on my web site and then moved
on to Python.  What a breath of fresh air that was!
> I find i am getting comfortable with GNU/Linux now, and it 
> has recently encouraged 
> me to try my hand at programming; for those times when you 
> wished you had a 
> little tool to do something :). 
> The possibilty of helping the open source commnunity by 
> contributing to software 
> development etc is also a plus, although a distant dream at 
> this point.
> ;) 

Good goals.  I have had the most fun with some of the little "tools"
that I have written for mine and others' benefit.  I hope to contribute
to the open source world someday as well.

> My primary goal is to have some fun with this. I believe 
> selecting Python as my first language was the right choice :)
> With this in mind, and with some embarrassment, i post my 
> first *real* python program. 

Well, I don't have any specific stuff to say about your code (Alan had
some good thoughts that I don't need to rehash).  I would, however,
suggest that you revamp the program as a command line utility.  You
could really trim down the size of your program and it would be more
flexible (you could pass onlyone.mp3 or *.mp3 in a directory).

There's my thoughts.


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