suggestions between these two books

hrh1818 howardrh at
Wed Oct 26 20:16:29 CEST 2005

I suggest you widen your search and you take a look at Chris Fehily's
Python book.  It is one of Peachpit Press's Visual Quickstart Guide
books. The reason I suggest this book is it provides a lot more short
examples of basic Python code than the two in your list.


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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