On 5/24/05, Timothy Murphy <tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie> wrote:
> On Tue 24 May 2005 11:37, John Moylan wrote:
>> > Python is an excellent language for teaching.
>> Really? For teaching what?
I think it's fair to assume, that he was refering to teaching
programming, as that was the topic the OP asked about.
Having that said, and since you bring it up, the python shell is a
useful tool for teaching other things. Personally I use it whenever I
need a command line calculator, and couldn't be arsed with bc, or
expr. It also has builtin support for complex numbers, which I like.
> Timothy Murphy
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