Talk:Python Concepts/Why learn Python

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A parallel content wiki worth looking at[edit]

I just found a wiki at http://c2.com/cgi/wiki that compares Python to Ruby at http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?PythonVsRuby


As far as I am concerned, all wikis are sisters. It's OK for wikis to compete, but only to create the best "product" for the human race. Wikipedia help pages generally advise editors to treat 'versity pages as "external links". That is good policy. But it is also good that editors of individual 'pedia pages have the right to override and give 'versity links the same status as 'pedia links. By "same status", I mean for example, that browsers treat Python and Python identically, even though they go to different wikis.

I treated the links to http://c2.com/cgi/wiki as "external links" by placing them in a footnote. The local editor of this page (probably named after my favorite microprocessor) is of course also free elevate the status of links to http://c2.com/cgi/wiki. --guyvan52 (discusscontribs) 16:01, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

After certain review I myself wouldn't endorse the page nor the wiki itself as this page worries me a bit (microprocessor pun...). Specifically, bullet six concerns me as it states,
"content shamelessly ripped off from other forums, possibly without attribution".
It just makes me a bit uneasy.--I8086 (discusscontribs) 14:57, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
@I8086: Feel free to remove the reference to it. I just saw some discussion I liked that inspired me to make the reference link. I also went through other pages in the site and saw very little. --guyvan52 (discusscontribs) 13:08, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
If you want to follow the etiquette of 'pedia, I can remove the reference to the questionable wiki. I like what you are doing to this project. My effort to get Python on our campus computers seems to be slowly moving forward. If that happens, I will include a little bit of high-level programming in all my physics and astronomy classes. Those who already know Matlab (or another language) can use it; those with absolutely no knowledge will have a brief Python tutorial. --guyvan52 (discusscontribs) 13:20, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
My web browser crashed with a huge reply :/ . To make things short, I'll remove the links. You can't have shady links, although the wiki article PythonVsRuby reminds me of a pdf by Dr. Shelburne at Wittenberg University. It compares Python and C/C++.
Thirdly, this course is probably being developed as slowly as your efforts to get Python on the campus's computers. I plan to finish the basic building block lessons and then move on to a more 'getting your hands dirty' type of lessons. So in one lesson you may be using the math library to create a simple geometry program or you may be build a wiki server (at least 3.5x prettier that c2's wiki). In other words, the course teaches you the basics and then builds onto those skills, like most learning courses. --I8086 (discusscontribs) 20:35, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

Cleanup Python Why?[edit]

This is curiosity, not important, but I was puzzled by the cleanup graffiti at the top of Python/Why_learn_Python, as it seemed pretty good. I'm often irritated by wiki pages with poor grammar and spelling, and frequently do minor editing to fix such things. After finishing the page as a student I went back and scanned it as a language critic, and found it well above average. Then I looked at History and found that, apparently, you are the person to thank for the current state of the page AND the cleanup graffiti. Is it possible that you inserted the latter to mark a task, and it's still hanging around after you completed the task?--Alkhowarizmi (discusscontribs) 12:30, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

I should have prepended @I8086 - or, as originally intended, placed my comment on User_talk:I8086.--Alkhowarizmi (discusscontribs) 02:32, 1 April 2016 (UTC)