Learning Python

Last week, while sitting in the airport and in my hotel room, I read just about all of Learning Python. I think I bought it in 2000, but had never made the time to read it.

Python looks great. I didn't like seeing that nested defs don't inherit the scope of the parent def, but at least it's consistent about how scopes are resolved. So many things made me smile, I won't worry about that little nit. :-)

To move forward with Python I'll need to get my hands dirty with it, though, and right now I'm not sure I have the time to do that. At least I've made the first step.

Written on December 9, 2002