Is python worth learning as a second language?

Bruno Desthuilliers bdesth.quelquechose at free.quelquepart.fr
Mon Mar 9 21:33:33 CET 2009


David Cournapeau a écrit :
> On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 11:33 PM, grocery_stocker <cdalten at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mar 9, 5:30 am, Nick Craig-Wood <n... at craig-wood.com> wrote:
>>> Go here
>>>
>>>  http://www.diveintopython.org/
>>>
>>> Download the PDF or buy the book.
>>>
>> What about the stuff on docs.python.org? Isn't that information just
>> as reliable?
> 
> They do not serve the same purpose. diveintopython is an excellent
> introduction to python for someone already familiar with at least one
> programming language, and the documentation on python.org aims at
> being extensive.

I first learned Python using the official tutorial - already knew VB, 
Java, Pascal, bits of C and C++ and some almost unknown crappy 
proprietary basic-like language - and I found it a pretty good 
introduction to what one *must* know about Python.

But YMMV of course - and I'm by no mean saying DIP is a bad book !-)



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