Chapter 1

What is Python?

Beautiful is better than ugly.

—Tim Peters


There are no figures for the first hour.

Example Programs

There are no example programs for the first hour.


Read Edsgar Dijkstra’s short letter about goto, which can be found at the ACM website. It’s tough going; for a little relief, try Edward Hall’s excellent book based on Whorf’s theories, The Silent Language.

The Silent Language

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