My CTO is learning Python....

Nick Vargish nav at
Sat Mar 1 18:40:03 CET 2003

Have you tried showing him the Cookbook, the printed version?

That book induces lightbulbs over peoples' heads faster than any other
Python resource I can think of. It's especially cool because it lets
people learn "pydiomatic" approaches to problem domains they are
especially interested in, without going through a lot of "this is a
loop, this is a class" material.

For example, If he's interested in XML, the XML chapter is excellent
for demonstrating the power of Python's libraries and object
oriented features.


#include<stdio.h> /* SigMask 0.3 (sig.c) 19990429 PUBLIC DOMAIN "Compile Me" */
int main(c,v)char *v;{return !c?putchar(*v-1)&&main(0,v+ /* Tweaks welcomed. */
1):main(0,"Ojdl!Wbshjti!=obwAqbusjpu/ofu?\v\1");}  /* build: cc -o sig sig.c */

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