I'd like to learn Python

Kow Kuroda kkuroda at crl.ucsd.edu
Mon Aug 12 23:00:19 CEST 2002

Hi Gregor,

Thanks for your info about *Practial Python*. I checked its sample chapter.
  Yes,  it seems to deal with a bunch of no-so-obvious syntax details of 
Python explicitly. It also seems to be very up to date: it even mentions 
Python 2.3. I look forward to checking how OOP is explained in this book.

The only thing I would complain about it is that I probably can't buy it 
used (published in August 2002), can I?

Thanks again

On Monday, August 12, 2002, at 11:46 AM, Gregor Lingl wrote:

> Kow Kuroda schrieb:
> ...
>> I was exaclty like you a few months ago, and I guess I didn't get so far,
>>  but I think I can tell something from my experience.
>> I started learning programming just a few months ago, virtually from 
>> scratch. I didn't know any programming language. I've read and am still 
>> reading a few books on Python as follows:
>> 1) Learning Program with Python
>> 2) Think like a Computer Scientist (online)
>> 3) Learning Python
>> 4) Python 2.1 Bible
>> 5) Python: Visual Quick Guide
> I mostly agree with your arguments. Nonetheless
> consider also hot from the press in these days:
> 6) Magnus Hetlands Practical Python,
> http://www.apress.com/book/bookDisplay.html?bID=93
> with a sample chapter (pdf) - seems to be promising!
> (Magnus is famous for his Instant Python, Instant Hacking etc.: http://www.
> hetland.org/python/instant-python.php
> Gregor Lingl

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