"Programming Python" still worthwhile?

William Park parkw at better.net
Tue Jun 8 23:46:40 EDT 1999

On Wed, Jun 09, 1999 at 02:05:58AM +0000, Rick Robino wrote:
> Greetings,
> I've been watching this group for some time and just now getting warm to
> Python. Looking at source examples has been great, but for completeness'
> sake I'd like to get more of the "why" maybe found in a book. Since Python
> is at 1.5.2 and people are talking about 2.0 as if it's around the corner,
> I was wondering if anyone here could give me some advice as to whether or
> not "Programming Python" is useful, if the current edition is still
> current, if I should wait for the "Learning Python", or if I should use
> some other resources.
> I expect to come up to speed fairly quickly and I'm just looking for
> those fundamental insights into OOP and Python that can build up the
> kind of inuition and understanding one needs in order to "get
> comfortable" connecting/creating the dots. Currently I only program
> small - medium programs in C and shell (Korn). Any sage pointers to
> resources?
> TIA,
> --Rick 
>                          ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> Rick Robino                                  rrobino at wavedivision.com
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I recommend you read the tutorials and other official documentations
at <www.python.org/doc/> first.  The "Programming Python" is very
disorganized; it's okey for first reading, but, later, it's very hard
to go back to find the pages you want.


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