What was your strategy?

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Fri Nov 19 17:46:32 CET 2010

On 11/19/2010 10:55 AM, Lou Pecora wrote:
> In article <7xr5ei1p2j.fsf at ruckus.brouhaha.com>,
>  Paul Rubin <no.email at nospam.invalid> wrote:
>> Lou Pecora <pecora at anvil.nrl.navy.mil> writes:
>>>>> I'll jump in and recommend the book "Python in a Nutshell" by Martelli.  
>>>> It's encyclopedic.
>>> Indeed.  I hope Martelli updates it.  I'd buy another copy right away.
>> It's a great book but not a starting point for beginners.  It's
>> definitely worth having for more advanced users.
> I would beg to differ.  I used it from the start of my Python learning 
> curve and was greatly helped by it.  For me it gave explanations at just 
> the right level with paths to more detail if you wanted.  I found it 
> helpful from the beginning.  I would recommended others to at least look 
> at it.  You might be helped right away and it's a good addition to any 
> Python programmer's library.
I'd say "Nushell" is a great book for experienced programmers, whether
in Python or other languages. It's definitely not something I would
recommend for a programming noob.

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