Learning python reading software source code

Michael Hunter tahoemph at gmail.com
Fri Aug 26 05:59:36 CEST 2011


On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 8:31 PM, Chetan Harjani
<chetan.harjani at gmail.com> wrote:
[read book, picked miro to read through]
> So I am looking for suggestions on how one can understand the code better.
> Any specific references I should look in as I stumble upon libraries n
> functions while reading or just the python official docs would be enough?

Mess the code up.  Make changes to it.  Alternate between writing
code, often reading code, and occasionally reading books.  The act of
having to mod the code and debug those modifications will lead you
through many documents.  But the documents on their own shouldn't usu.
be your guide.

A note on reading books.  A book or two can be useful for learning a
language.  But beyond that books about specific language have quickly
diminishing returns.  Instead read books about high order concepts
(e.g. software engineering, algorithms, problem domain specifics).

                   Michael



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