Python Newbie

rand0m rand0m at nelvento.it
Mon Nov 5 11:15:56 CET 2001


Make a simple application that store's and retrieves your friend's phone
numbers.

That could be your goal and while reading (studying Python) you could focus
on what u need to do that ;-)

Ciao,
Lo



"Paul Rubin" <phr-n2001d at nightsong.com> ha scritto nel messaggio
news:7xitcp8wb1.fsf at ruckus.brouhaha.com...
> "Edy Lie" <ed at iterunet.com> writes:
> > I have some doubts here
>
> > 1. I would really want to learn this lang (What should i do?)
>
> Read the tutorial in the documentation directory at www.python.org
> if you want an intro to the language.
>
> > i know instead of asking here i should start coding but i have no
> > idea what should i code.
> > Is there anyone in here willing to conduct a small class or at least
giving
> > out exercise to newbies to code ?
>
> If there are some things you'd code in perl, write them in python
> instead.  If you want to learn programming in general, the best book
> is Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, by Abelson and
> Sussman:
>
>   http://mitpress.mit.edu/sicp/sicp.html
>
> however, it's kind of idiosyncratic, and its examples and exercises
> are in a Lisp dialect called Scheme.  Nonetheless you'll learn a lot
> from it, and Python's approach will seem natural to you.  You should
> be able to do a lot of its exercises in Python instead of Scheme.
>
> There are some Python books too, but I haven't looked at them yet.
>
> > 2. Another thing when doing coding if i am facing problem i tend to stop
or
> > rather wanted to learn everything in a day or as fast as i could which i
> > believe is a wrong approach. Is there anyone kind enough to give me some
> > direction in order i could code something useful.
>
> There's nothing wrong with wanting to learn fast.





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