How to begin

Ryan Gonzalez rymg19 at
Sat Feb 15 02:58:09 CET 2014

Ack, I meant that, not the whole reference.

On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 6:57 PM, Ben Finney <ben+python at>wrote:

> Ryan Gonzalez <rymg19 at> writes:
> > Read the Python reference. I know it's long, but it saves you trouble
> > of accidentally reinventing the wheel.
> Hmm, the language reference is targeted at people *implementing* Python,
> not people who are learning to use it (though it is valuable for them
> also). It would be rather overwhelming for a beginner, IMO.
> You should instead be directing newcomers to beginner documentation,
> such as <URL:> and especially
> the Python tutorial <URL:>.
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