RE: ewby on programming need some tips and tricks

Yes.


-----Original Message-----
From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Octavian Rasnita
Sent: Sunday, December 07, 2008 4:20 AM
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: ewby on programming need some tips and tricks

In perl you can write the entire program in a single line. You can even 
write the program in the command line. Can you do that with python?

In perl you can split an expression on more lines and it will work. Can you 
do the same thing with python?

In perl you can indent the code with more or less spaces, whatever you like,

or you can not indent the code at all. But you can't do that with python.

Generally in perl you can do the same thing in very many ways, while in 
python you are forced to do it in the single accepted way, and that's why I 
don't like it.

Octavian

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ken Perry" <whistler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, December 07, 2008 5:30 AM
Subject: RE: ewby on programming need some tips and tricks


>
>
> What the heck are you talking about strict?  There is only one other
> language that even comes close to being less strict and that would be 
> pearl
> and I am not sure it is.
>
> Ken
> -----Original Message-----
> From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Octavian 
> Rasnita
> Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2008 4:36 PM
> To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: ewby on programming need some tips and tricks
>
> Well, not only the indentation makes me not like python, but also the fact
> that it is too strict, that it doesn't let you to create and arrange the
> code how you like.
>
> Java/C#/perl programs can be written even in a single line of code if the
> programmer wants that, and if the code is correct, it will run fine. Maybe
> there could be a few things that should be written in separate lines, but 
> I
> like to be able to arrange the code how I like.
>
> Octavian
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Jared Wright" <wright.jaredm@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2008 9:05 PM
> Subject: Re: ewby on programming need some tips and tricks
>
>
>> Teddy has a great fear of the indentation requirements in Python's 
>> sintax.
>
>> Needless to say, I also would disagree with his dismissing it out of 
>> hand.
>>
>> JW
>>
>> Nick Stockton wrote:
>>> Hmmm why do you say python is "one of the least friendly programming
>>> languages for the blind"?  I started learning python a month or so ago
>>> and in around a week I had written a program complete with a GUI and
>>> install wizard that looks up barcodes on bcscan.com and will
>>> automatically speak the output using the jfw and wineyes com objects as
>>> well as putting the output in a read-only edit box and automatically
>>> setting focus to it so the output can be reviewed with the up and down
>>> arrows.  I also made a button to pull up the edit page on bcscan.com for
>>> the item you scanned in your default web browser so you can add or edit
>>> the item info.  I also made hotkeys ALT-b to set focus to the barcode
>>> entry edit box, ALT-o to set focus to the output and alt-e to activate
>>> the add/edit button.  All this from me, a python newbie who doesn't know
>>> any other programming language in just over a week!
>>> And what you might ask is my secret?  Three things: The python tutorial
>>> at python.org, the speakup screen reader under gnu/linux and my most
>>> secret weapon of all... google.
>>>
>>> Nick Stockton
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Octavian Rasnita"
>>> <orasnita@xxxxxxxxx>
>>> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2008 2:58 AM
>>> Subject: Re: ewby on programming need some tips and tricks
>>>
>>>
>>>> No I don't recommend perl if is needed to create that kind of program.
>>>>
>>>> Perl is the best for web apps which are not very simple, and it is also
>>>> good for desktop apps that require some specific things that can be 
>>>> done
>
>>>> using some CPAN modules, because that way the coder won't need to do
>>>> very low-level programming as  he might need to do with languages like
>>>> Java or python.
>>>>
>>>> If the program is just one that should be used by a single person, and
>>>> if it doesn't need to be portable, and if it doesn't require very
>>>> complicated things, I would also recommend C#. I don't like VB.net
>>>> though. :-)
>>>>
>>>> Anyway, from the perspective of accessibility and responsiveness, the
>>>> best choice is no doubt C++ with MFC, but it is much harder to create a
>>>> program with C++/MFC than with DotNet, so DotNet is now prefered.
>>>>
>>>> Of course, Java with SWT could be also a solution, but unfortunately
>>>> there is no accessible forms designer for the blind for creating
>>>> programs with SWT like with DotNet.
>>>>
>>>> And python is one of the least friendly programming language for the
>>>> blind so of course I can't recommend it.
>>>>
>>>> Octavian
>>>>
>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tyler Littlefield"
>>>> <tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2008 4:17 AM
>>>> Subject: Re: ewby on programming need some tips and tricks
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> I would recommend c# or vb.net.
>>>>> Teddy will no doubt recommend perl, but I think vb.net or c# would be
>>>>> the best for you
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> Tyler Littlefield
>>>>> email: tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>>> web: tysdomain-com
>>>>> Visit for quality software and web design.
>>>>> skype: st8amnd2005
>>>>>
>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jose Lomeli"
>>>>> <jose.lomeli93@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>> Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2008 11:18 PM
>>>>> Subject: e: ewby on programming need some tips and tricks
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> I am thinking of using python or vb6 or any other ones.  I want to
>>>>>> create a checkings and savings program.  Please write back.
>>>>>> From Jose Lomeli.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>>>> From: "Tyler Littlefield" <tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>>>>> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>>>>> Date sent: Fri, 5 Dec 2008 19:04:17 -0700
>>>>>>> Subject: Re: ewby on programming need some tips and tricks
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> hello,
>>>>>>> first we need to decide what language your going to use.  any
>>>>>> ideas?
>>>>>>> What kind of programs do you want to write?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>>> Tyler Littlefield
>>>>>>> email: tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>>>>> web: tysdomain-com
>>>>>>> Visit for quality software and web design.
>>>>>>> skype: st8amnd2005
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>>>> From: "Jose Lomeli" <jose.lomeli93@xxxxxxxxxxx
>>>>>>> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>>>>> Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2008 10:57 PM
>>>>>>> Subject: ewby on programming need some tips and tricks
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Hello; Listers, I am new to programming and I want to start
>>>>>> doing
>>>>>>>> this.  What are some tips and tricks I should know about and
>>>>>> what
>>>>>>>> program do I use for this and where can I download it? Please
>>>>>>>> write back.
>>>>>>>> From Jose Lomeli.
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