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- Subject: Re: Suitability of Lua as a First Programming Language?
- From: Stephen Kellett <lua@...>
- Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 19:49:06 +0100
David Kastrup wrote:
As does any form of refactoring - Python is very poor for that because
its whitespace issues.
Rob Kendrick <email@example.com> writes:
On Tue, 22 Sep 2009 21:34:54 +0800
pan shizhu <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
IMO python is by far the better language for "first programming
language" than Lua.
If you're going to make an audacious assertion, please back it up with
Justification changes the syntax.
I think Python, although powerful, is not a good language to use, the
number of times I've wasted time because of the whitespace indentation
issues just make it a none-starter.
Does anyone on this list know folks that teach CS or related topics -
perhaps they'd have some useful feedback on which things the "average"
(whatever that is) person struggles with when learning a language. Then
from that you could make suitable choices for a first language. Python
would not be my choice as a first language.