[Tutor] trouble with indents
Brian van den Broek
broek at cc.umanitoba.ca
Mon May 28 06:37:01 CEST 2007
adam urbas said unto the world upon 05/28/2007 12:24 AM:
> Thanks for the clarification, but I'm still a tad confused. I'm
> not sure when to indent. I understand that it has to be done.
> That link was really confusing. Very newb non-friendly. Arrg...
> That site is doom. So confusing. I need somewhere to start from
> the beginning. This site uses all kinds of big words and doesn't
> explain things in a clear manner. Oh well. Thanks for the help,
> though.Au> From: pine508 at hotmail.com> To: tutor at python.org> Date:
> Thu, 24 May 2007 15:30:34 -0400> Subject: Re: [Tutor] trouble with
> if> > >I'm not sure what the whole indentation thing is for. And
> now I'm having > >trouble with the if statement things.> > Maybe
> your if statement troubles have been solved by others by now, but
> I'll > just add that "the indentation thing" is a vital feature of
> Python, it is > the way to separate code blocks. Other languages
> uses other means, like > curly braces, etc. I get the sense those
> who like Python enjoy indentation > because it forces the code to
> be quite readable, and I agree. See this:> >
I think Dive Into Python is quite good, but as a second book or a
first book for someone with a bit more experience of other languages
than it seems like you might have.
The first think I read was <http://www.ibiblio.org/obp/thinkCSpy/>
which is aimed at high school students. It might move a bit slowly for
some tastes, but it sounds like DIP is moving a bit too fast. The full
text is free; give it a look.
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