Awful book warning: How to think like a (Python) programmer - non-working examples

Andrej Mitrovic andrej.mitrovich at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 21:53:00 CET 2010


The book covers Python 2.x syntax.

You might have downloaded Python 3.1, which has different syntax then
Python 2.x. From what I can tell, the first example on page 7 is ">>>
print 1 + 1".

Try issuing this command:
print(1 + 1)

If everything goes well, and you get '2' as the answer, then you're
probably using Python 3.x. You will have to download the Python 2.x
binaries from the Python website, install Python 2.x, and try the
example from the book again.



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