[BangPypers] My book on Python for newbies

Anand Balachandran Pillai abpillai at gmail.com
Fri Apr 4 15:48:09 CEST 2008

On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 6:53 PM, vivek khurana <khuranavivek_in at yahoo.com> wrote:
>  --- Anand Balachandran Pillai <abpillai at gmail.com>
>  wrote:
>  > Going by that logic all Java books are futile since
>  > the Java API documentation
>  > is available.
>   I think what sree is referring here is the python
>  tutorial available under docs.python.org . This
>  tutorial is full of examples. As for examples that
>  solve common problems etc. we do have free python
>  cookbook available under ASPN
>   I think the question here is similar to, why so
>  another linux distro when we already have so many of
>  them. :)

We have umpteen number of them and still creating a
new Linux distro is a favorite project among F/OSS
enthusiasts. Why ?

This is because F/OSS thrives not just on quality but also
on quantity. For example, for network packet analysis, the
best tool is perhaps wireshark, and for scanning nmap, but
that does not prevent someone from writing a Scapy or
ethersniff or hping2.

There are many package managers out there - yum,
apt-get, smart, urpmi etc. Why not just one ?

The reason is F/OSS thrives on variety also, not just on a single
source. That would be called monopoly. That is even true for
books or tutorials. Hence we need more Kushals though he may
not write a "diveintopython".

>  regards
>  VK
>  Engineers normally have problem with every solution. If not they have  a solution in search of a problem.
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