suggestions between these two books

John Salerno johnjsal at
Wed Oct 26 16:13:43 CEST 2005

Correction: LP covers 2.3. The other covers 2.4.

John Salerno wrote:
> Hi all. I'm fairly new to programming and I thought I'd like to try 
> Python. I'm trying to decide between these two books:
> Learning Python (O'Reilly)
> Beginning Python: From Novice to Professional (APress)
> and I was hoping you might have some suggestions. LP seems to be a good 
> intro, but the other was published only a month ago and covers 2.4. So 
> one question would be, is 2.2 different enough from 2.4 to warrant 
> getting the newer book for that reason?
> I might end up getting both eventually, but to start with I'm not sure 
> which to choose.
> Thanks!

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