Advice for Newbie

Dave redsand at
Sun Jun 27 22:42:00 CEST 1999

Thanks, guys. I'll try the on-line tutorial and then Learning Python.
Without getting in a religious war, it seems Python has more potential than Java

Wesley Phoa wrote:

> _Learning Python_ is much better than _Programming Python_, which is a bit
> disorganized and hard to follow, and also a bit dated. And if you're
> interested in the win32 extensions, or in JPython, then _Learning Python_ is
> definitely the place to start. It also has some useful sections on 'gotchas'
> that beginners (like me) often run into.
> But, I have to say, I found that after a glance through the books, it was
> pretty easy just to start writing Python code with the occasional glance at
> the online documentation. And the code just works. Totally different from my
> experience learning C.
> Wesley.
> Aahz Maruch wrote in message <7l4255$c22 at>...
> >In article <377588E9.82E8F567 at>, Dave  <redsand at>
> wrote:
> >>
> >>I read the Python homepage. I sounds promising. What books do you
> >>commend for a beginner?
> >
> >If you already have experience with other programming languages, some
> >combination of the following: _Programming Python_, _Learning Python_,
> >and the on-line tutorial/documentation.  If you're not a programmer and
> >you're not in a hurry, wait for _Teach Yourself Python in 24 Hours_.
> >--
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> >
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