learning python...

LLewin at oreilly.com LLewin at oreilly.com
Wed Mar 21 23:55:10 CET 2001


Hi,
The 2nd edition of Programming Python is in fact significantly different (80% I would say).  Mark talks about the differences between editions in his Preface (which is why folks that have read the new one, and not the old one, know about how the book has evolved).  If you go to the link Aahz has provided for the book on our site, you can check out the table of contents.  If you compare it to the 1st edition's, you'll see that the approach is new.  The book moves quickly into tools and applications.  
Laura
LLewin at oreilly.com

> It would be good to know if the new edition really is all that different (other than
> the topics added) to the 1st ed.  The only review on Amazon says he never read it...
> 
> Ben
> 
> Aahz Maruch wrote:
> 
> > In article <3ab90559_6 at goliath.newsfeeds.com>,
> > Bubba Brains <chocolate at toblerone.yum> wrote:
> > >
> > >Forget Learning Python?  I think it's the best reference/tutorial around.  I
> > >use python once every couple months, and sometimes forget the simple python
> > >syntax.  The Learning Python book is great for getting up to speed fast, and
> > >to look up common stuff.  The other OReilly book (Programming Python) is
> > >absolutely annoying to use.  It's not even a good reference book (good luck
> > >finding the info you want quickly).  Don't know about the Prentice book.
> >
> > If you look at http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/python2/ you'll see that
> > Programming Python just got a second edition; I've heard that there were
> > a lot of improvements.
> > --
> >                       --- Aahz  <*>  (Copyright 2001 by aahz at pobox.com)
> >
> > Androgynous poly kinky vanilla queer het Pythonista   http://www.rahul.net/aahz/
> > Hugs and backrubs -- I break Rule 6
> >
> > "I won't accept a model of the universe in which free will, omniscient
> > gods, and atheism are simultaneously true."  -- M
> 


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