[Tutor] Re: Python Newbie..Info?
Mon, 16 Oct 2000 19:54:15 -0700 (PDT)
On Mon, 16 Oct 2000, Deirdre Saoirse wrote:
> > >> Im all new to Python, in fact, I know near nothing about it... Could
> > >> someone like tell me what the deal is? Are there any books you can
> > >> recomend to someone who wants to learn? Im pretty smart and stuff
> > >> with computers (I have RH7 and know a little Perl), so please help me
> > >> out! Can you?!? thanx, netowl
Nice to meet you! (Wow.) Yeah, the tutorial assumes that you just want
to hit the language features fast; it doesn't provide too much
justification for Python itself.
For that, you'll probably want to take a quick glance at the Introductions
It's the section of the page that might be more relevant for you; it gives
overviews, language comparisons, and a lot of short articles that explain
Python's position relative to everything else out there.
Linux Journal hosts an article by Eric Raymond that explains his
enthusiasm for Python:
Also, if you want to take a look at code snippets, you might want to
which acts somewhat like Perl's CPAN archive.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask us. Good luck!