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Beginning Python: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition by Magnus Lie Hetland

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A C program is like a fast dance on a newly waxed dance floor by people carrying razors.

—Waldi Ravens

C++: Hard to learn and built to stay that way.

—Anonymous

Java is, in many ways, C++– –.

—Michael Feldman

And now for something completely different.

—Monty Python’s Flying Circus

I’ve started this introduction with a few quotes to set the tone for the book, which is rather informal. In the hope of making it an easy read, I’ve tried to approach the topic of Python programming with a healthy dose of humor, and true to the traditions of the Python community, much of this humor is related to Monty Python sketches. As a consequence, some of my ...

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