learning python...

Daniel Klein DanielK at jBASE.com
Thu Mar 22 00:53:17 CET 2001

Pay no attention to Amazon reviews. You are ALWAYS going to get people who
love it and those who hate and everything inbetween. If you want to get
information, this is the best place to get it.

The 2nd edition of Programming Python is a great tutorial and has an
enormous store of example code but is self proclaimed as 'not being for the
beginner as this material is covered in Learning Python'.


"Benjamin.Altman" <benjamin.altman at noaa.gov> wrote in message
news:3AB9182A.8FEBCF3E at noaa.gov...
> 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
> > >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)
> > >absolutely annoying to use.  It's not even a good reference book (good
> > >finding the info you want quickly).  Don't know about the Prentice
> >
> > 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
> > 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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