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