[portland] Recommendation for book to use in classroom?

Dylan Reinhardt python at dylanreinhardt.com
Fri Jan 16 17:16:36 CET 2009

O'Reilly's Learning Python is a classic... though it's gained a lot of
weight the last couple revisions.

It's not structured as a text, if that matters to you.



On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 9:22 PM, Charles Anderson
<master.sparkle at gmail.com>wrote:

> Does anyone have a recommendation for a (text) book to use for teaching
> Python to students who already know Java?  I'll be teaching a college class
> in spring to students who have had at least 2 quarters of Java.  So, they
> should be hip to the basics of programming - e.g., conditionals, iteration,
> methods, classes, etc.  I'd like to focus on "more interesting" bits of
> Python that are difficult or impossible in straight Java - e.g.,
> introspection, duck-typing, possibly metaclasses.
> thanks,
> Charles.
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