Is python worth learning as a second language?

Bruno Desthuilliers bdesth.quelquechose at
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> wrote:
>> On Mar 9, 5:30 am, Nick Craig-Wood <n... at> wrote:
>>> Go here
>>> Download the PDF or buy the book.
>> What about the stuff on 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 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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