How did you learn Python?

John Machin sjmachin at
Fri Dec 3 21:12:31 CET 2004

"Jeffrey Maitland" <maitj at> wrote in message news:<mailman.7089.1102087828.5135.python-list at>...
> Well I would suggest the Python in a Nutshell and the Python Cookbook  both 
> by O'Reilly as references.  They are great for a desktop reference and I 
> check them first before I google/search else where for answers.  Being they 
> are reference books they or more on aide then a teaching device however I 
> have learned from those books how to use certain standard classes, such as 
> the re class for example. 

Somebody called O'Reilly taught you that Python has "standard
classes", one of which is "re"??? Hmmm, can't have been O'Reilly the
publisher; must have been O'Reilly the builder. Sybil! Where's that
garden gnome?

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