Linux Journal: Python Book Reviews

“Here we have three very different books. All were released
in late 1999, doubling the number of available titles on

“Let me show my prejudices right away. Guido van Rossum wrote
the forward to Python Essential Reference. This immediately made me
expect more from this title, and I feel it delivered more.”

“Its intended audience is experienced programmers. While the
first chapter is called “A Tutorial Introduction”, it is less
than 11 pages long and would be of little use to a newcomer to
programming. If, however, you are new to Python but not to
programming, the chapter is a good introduction.”