Is python worth learning as a second language?

grocery_stocker cdalten at gmail.com
Mon Mar 9 22:43:38 CET 2009


On Mar 9, 1:33 pm, Bruno Desthuilliers
<bdesth.quelquech... at free.quelquepart.fr> wrote:
> David Cournapeau a écrit :
>
> > On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 11:33 PM, grocery_stocker <cdal... 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 !-)

Yeah, I'm learning the language alreadying knowing scheme, haskell,
some perl, and enough C to get me by.



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