Python changes

Neil Cerutti neilc at
Thu Oct 28 20:51:43 CEST 2010

On 2010-10-28, Craig McRoberts <imprimis5 at> wrote:
> First off, greetings from a newbie!
> Here's the deal. I gained a passable knowledge of Python nearly
> ten years ago. Then I decided a career in the computer sciences
> wasn't for me, and I let it go. Now I find myself back in the
> development arena, and I'd like to pick up Python again. How
> much has it changed in my ten years' absence? I've already
> resigned myself to starting over from the beginning, but are my
> books from that time period even worth using now?
> Thanks so much.

Ten years ago puts around the time of Python 2.1. Your books are
indeed useless.

Python's documentation contains an excellent summary of new
features and changes dating back to Python 2.0.

Neil Cerutti

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