[Tutor] language aid
simbobo at cooptel.net
Thu Feb 4 11:43:26 CET 2010
I am a newcomer to Python, and I know that I have much learning to do
before I implement my idea, but I am working on the beginnings of a
vocabulary building program. This is how I am catching new words at the
Add new word pair, English word second.
Words to be separated by ':' """
I can follow this with
french = 
The idea is that eventually the user would be prompted to enter a french
(or whatever) word, and then to enter its English equivalent. The code
would then be responsible for adding the ":" storing all the words in a
list which would be written to a file, and recovering them as needed.
Although i don't know how at this point, I assume I can search the part
of the string before the colon or after, and thus set up vocabulary tests.
My question is, that if I proceed like this I will end up with a single
list of potentially several hundred strings of the form
"frword:engword". In terms of performance, is this a reasonable way to
do it, or will the program increasingly slow down?
All suggestions appreciated
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