[ubuntu-za] Sa computer olympiad

Jan Groenewald jan at aims.ac.za
Wed Sep 30 16:40:16 BST 2009


On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 05:37:30PM +0200, Jonathan Hitchcock wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 4:14 PM, Ewald Horn <ewaldhorn at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Once past that, and
> > interested in more challenges, students can easily be "migrated" to
> > OOP languages like C++ and Java, having basic knowledge of program
> > structure and flow.
> You know that Python is an OOP language too?   And actually has some
> modern, advanced constructs and features that C++ and Java can't
> handle (such as metaclasses and closures)?

I agree. Just because it is an excellent teaching language, doesn't
mean it isn't also excellent for desktop applications and science applications.
In addition it is an excellent "glue" for existing code in many other languages.


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