[orm-devel] Python book recommendation?

Ross J. Reedstrom orm-devel@mailman.tux4web.de
Tue, 4 Mar 2003 18:28:18 -0600

On Tue, Mar 04, 2003 at 01:48:02PM -0700, Mathieu Fenniak wrote:
> 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.

+1 on the Python Cookbook: I can never have too many examples. O'Reilly's 
Programming Python is pretty good, too. I'd not recommend 'Learning Python'
unless what you're really doing is learning to program, using python.

> 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.

Yup, can't beat the docs for what's really supposed to happen.