Sun, 3 Feb 2002 16:10:08 +0100
> I recently bought "SAMS Teach Yourself Python in 24 Hours." Hour #2
> suggests I sign up for the Tutor mailing list. How to do this?
Visit http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/tutor and follow the
instructions there under "Subscribing to Tutor".
> Background: I wish to teach myself to write programs for my
> computer. I have absolutely no experience. I am probably around 10
> notches below beginner level. I am no math whiz. I am just a 60
> y/o male with only a keen desire to teach myself a programming
Good! The desire to learn is required, everything on top of that
(like a computer, or a mailing list like this to ask questions) is
added bonus, but not necessary.
> Will Python be a good "idiot" user friendly language for self
> teachers, such as myself? Thanks for any advice or input.
Python is an excellent choise for a first language. It's remarkably
clear and simple, yet it's powerful enough for writing almost any type
of program. Also, there is a large and friendly user community that
can be of invaluable assistance to a self teacher. Good luck to you,
and don't be afraid to ask questions. The list is here for you!
Kalle Svensson (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Laziness, impatience, hubris: Pick two!
English: http://www.gnupung.net/ Svenska: http://www.lysator.liu.se/~kalle/
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