Guidelines for a fresh starter

Jeff Epler jepler at unpythonic.net
Thu Oct 10 21:31:42 CEST 2002


On Thu, 10 Oct 2002 20:13:04 +0200, "rodion" <rodion at wanadoo.es> wrote:
> >have to understand what i read so i would like someone to recommend books,
> >url's, etc...where i can make a start.
> 
On Thu, Oct 10, 2002 at 09:01:23PM +0200, Rhymes wrote:
> one above all: http://www.freenetpages.co.uk/hp/alan.gauld/

Is this text really very good?  For instance, in the section "What's
in a name" (the second one I read), the author confuses the "print"
statement/keyword with a "'builtin-scope' name":
    def spam(X):
        #...
        if Z > W:
            # print is a 'builtin-scope' name
            print "2 x X is greater than X + 5"

For the real story on "print", see
    http://python.org/doc/ref/keywords.html
    http://python.org/doc/ref/print.html

For the real story on locals, module globals, and builtin variables, see
    http://python.org/doc/ref/execframes.html

Jeff




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