[Tutor] New Introductory Book
eddie_armstrong at ntlworld.com
Thu Nov 8 12:29:12 CET 2007
wesley chun wrote:
> michael's and david's book spends a bit more time
> introducing the concepts of OOP/OOD more carefully and more though
If it had been half the price I'd have bought it for a strong exposition
of OO principles in Python. However at less than 700pp and c. £54 in the
UK it won't be added to my bookshelf.
> most aspects of the selling of
> a book (including its cover price) is almost -always out of the
> control of the author(s).
I wasn't necessarily accusing the authors of anything, how could I? I
expect marketing thought they'd get more money this way. As a previous
poster said it's probably priced for academic use.
I also realise the cost of producing books etc
If I were allocating books for students I would still spare them the
exorbitant cost of this and recommend one or both of the other books.
They could even get 'Core' + 'Programming'(Lutz), over 2000 quality
pages for less then the price of this.
And I'm quite sure any educational establishment worthy of the name
would bridge any gaps.
No disrespect to the authors or for what may be an excellent book but
not for me. And I think it's a shame - if it specialised in the OOP
aspects - at half the price it would have been a worthy addition to the
Just my opinion
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