[orm-devel] Python book recommendation?

Mathieu Fenniak orm-devel@mailman.tux4web.de
Tue, 4 Mar 2003 13:48:02 -0700

On Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at 09:51  AM, Werner F. Bruhin wrote:
> TRYING to do this Firebird adapter shows that I need a better grasp of 
> Python and OO.
> Any recommendations for a good Python book would be appreciated.

I picked up O'Reilly's Python Cookbook on the weekend.  It is targetted 
towards people who know Python already.  I wasn't sure I would get much 
out of it, but I thought my bookshelf looked bad without a single 
Python book.  I've found many interesting tidbits of information in the 
Python Cookbook which I've never picked up anywhere else, especially 
with regard to new features in Python 2.2.

I also recommend reading documents on Python.org such as the 'What's 
New in Python 2.2' (http://python.org/doc/2.2.1/whatsnew/), and various 
PEPs (http://python.org/peps), as they will occasionally reveal secrets 
which don't seem to be part of the main documentation package.

Random words of the day:
  For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; 
and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
                                                         Francis Bacon

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