Observation on "Core Python Programming"

John Salerno johnjsal at NOSPAMgmail.com
Mon Oct 30 17:36:09 CET 2006

John Coleman wrote:
> John Coleman wrote:
>> John Salerno wrote:
>>> John Coleman wrote:
>>>> Greetings,
>>>>    My copy of the second edition of Chun's "Core Python Programming"
>>>> just arrived from Amazon on Friday.
>>> Who would you say the book is aimed at? Advanced programmers? I thought
>>> about getting it, but I'm not sure if it will be either 1) too much
>>> repetition of the basics I've already learned (which isn't necessarily a
>>> bad thing), or 2) too advanced for me right now.
>>> Thanks.
>> It strikes me as being aimed at intermediate programmers who don't have
>> much familiarity with Python. I bought it since my only other book on
>> Python ("Learning Python" by Lutz) is somewhat dated now and because I
>> find that I'm a slow learner and it usually takes me a couple of books
>> by independent authors to "get" a language. The publisher's page is
>> more informative than what you see on Amazon. You can see the table of
>> contents and read a sample chapter there to help you decide if the book
>> is for you:
>> http://vig.prenhall.com/catalog/academic/product/1,4096,0130260363,00.html
>> HTH
>> -John Coleman
> I just realized that I gave the link to the first edition site. The
> second edition site doesn't give a sample chapter (but does give the
> complete preface) and still provides a good feel for the book:
> http://vig.prenhall.com/catalog/academic/product/0,1144,0132269937,00.html
> Sorry for any confusion
> -John Coleman

Thanks very much.

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