looking for a book on python

Randy Foiles abuse at
Sat Jun 27 19:12:34 EDT 2009

OdarR wrote:
> On 27 juin, 02:48, Randy Foiles <ab... at> wrote:
>> Hello and thank you for taking your time to read this.
>>         I was interested in learning about python.  In the long ago past I did
>> learn some programing but I have not used any of it for years.  I do
>> remember some basics however so the book does not have to be for a total
>> beginner.  (C, C++, BASIC, Visual BASIC, Pascal and some ADA)
>>         I have been using Linux for a while and overall still don't know much
>> about it but I can find my way.  I have my system dual boot with windows
>> vista.
>>         I do realize that everyone is different but I would like to see some
>> suggestions and maybe reasons why you think it is good.  I have looked
>> for/searched and found a few different books but as my means are a bit
>> limited right now I don't really want to buy several just one or maybe
>> two books.
>>         Oh and if someone knows a place to find some used books of this sort
>> that would be great (ebay I guess :)
>> Thanks for your thoughts
>> Randy theslayers9   gmail
> "Learning Python"
> http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596513986/
> new issue soon, covering 2.6 and 3
> http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596158064/?CMP=AFC-ak_book&ATT=Learning+Python%2c+Fourth+Edition%2c
> the best book I read concerning Py understanding, well written.
> I would start with web content, then later would buy the fourth
> edition of "Learning Python".
> enjoy,
> Olivier
Thank you.
I was thinking of that book and a few others.  I am not sure at this 
point what the difference is in 2.6 and 3?

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