Best book on Python?

Janusz A. Urbanowicz alex at
Thu Sep 20 13:40:08 CEST 2001

"Ian Bolton" <boltoni8 at> writes:

> I am based in the UK and have read about a quarter of a borrowed copy of
> Programming Python 1st edition.  Now that I am back at uni and no longer
> have access to the other book, I am gonna have to buy one.  I've looked at
> Programming Python 2nd edition and it looks good, but is it the best one out
> for an beginner-intermediate programmer?  (My Python experience is limited
> to about 10 weeks worth of programming.)  Also, where's the cheapest place
> to get hold of PP2, or whatever you recommend?

I'm quite contended from having "Core Python Programming" by Wesley Chum. The
book has two parts - a solid tour around the language, then a couple of
sections on actual tasks like socket programming, TkInter, Web programming,
REs etc.

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