[Python-authors] intro and looking for writing tips

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Fri Jun 12 03:48:04 CEST 2009

On Thu, Jun 11, 2009, Doug Hellmann wrote:
> I'm fairly new to writing and still looking for ways to improve, so I'll 
> start off with a couple of questions from that perspective: What books or 
> articles have had an impact on your writing style?  What advice would you 
> give a new writer?

Read K&R.  It remains one of the best examples ever of condensed
technical writing that works as both a tutorial and a reference.  If
nothing else, you'll learn C programming, which is still useful.  ;-)
Aahz (aahz at pythoncraft.com)           <*>         http://www.pythoncraft.com/

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