Great New Book

Jason Cunliffe jasonic at nomadicsltd.com
Fri Dec 29 04:44:40 CET 2000


This morning I wes very happy to see in my local Barnes&Noble today a
prominent stack of an excellent new book:
'Core Python Programming' by Wesley Chun.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0130260363/o/qid=978061249/sr=8-1/ref
=aps_sr_b_1_3/002-1140792-5636848

IMHO This is #1 the best written book on Python I have yet set eyes on.
Wesley Chun has a deceptively clear prose style, and strikes a clean balance
between the obvious but essential, yet carefully elucidating famous pythonic
topics.

I really thingk this is the most suitable entry text for Python which
presently exists. It is writen with grace and skill by an author who
obviously wnows his topic. It lays a great foundation.

I truly look forwards to any more volumes he may produce in this series.

The only shame is not the author's fault - it is the still crazy high price
$45 and thick paper which bulks the 760pages to 2.5" thick.
I wish american publishers would stop this telphone book web publishing
madness & follow the example set by Korean technical books I have seen -
thin paper, larger comfortable format, plenty of color and excellent step by
step illustrations.



- Jason
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Jason CUNLIFFE = NOMADICS['Interactive Art and Technology']





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