Friday, February 26, 2010

Learning Python

Several years ago, the second edition of Learning Python was one of my first exposures to the Python programming language. Now the fourth edition of the book is available and is getting good reviews.

The latest edition has Python 3 reference material and takes the approach of inserting Python 3 content where necessary. I think that this is a good approach rather than treating the two languages as completely separate entities. Just because the two versions of the language aren't compatible with one another doesn't mean they are really that different.

If the fourth edition of the book is anything like what I remember from the second edition, I highly recommend it for anyone looking to learn the language.