In hindsight, I suspect my query should have had just the first, short-range, question. Here's a more focused paraphrase of it.
What will be the immediate benefits of work to extend current WeBWorK (v 2.5.0) to allow Python scripting within a problem template? Several examples with contrasting fragments of pseudo-code would be useful, especially if discussion of them highlights key differences between Perl and Python functionality or syntax.
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Possible to write new questions in Python instead of Perl?
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