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Overwhelmed by the Simplicity of Python. Any Recommendation?


On 10/12/2018 1:06 PM, Chris Angelico wrote:

> There are many many different ways to write code, and you can approach
> your coding challenges from all sorts of directions. My recommendation
> is: Pseudo-code first, then implement in actual Python.
> 
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudocode
> 
> Note how, in the Wiki page, there are a number of different forms of
> pseudocode. You're free to develop your own particular style. In
> general, pseudocode is a bit more rigorous than plain English, but
> less than actually-executable code.

Over two decades ago, I dubbed Python 'executable pseudocode'.  I 
recommend using it as such.  Here is a common program template that 
makes the basic logic clear

def f()
   it = get_iterable()
   <initialize other variables>
   for item in it:
     process(item)
   return summary()

f(some args)

> Once you have some pseudocode
> written, make as few changes as you can, getting it to be runnable. In
> other words, you want your final code to look as much like pseudocode
> as you possibly can.

Either write the currently fake functions or replace the calls with 
inline code.  Do the latter for <pseudocode> items.


-- 
Terry Jan Reedy