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Good book, needs some updates
on September 24, 2015
This book was required as a textbook for my first computer science class. It was a pain in the ass for a complete beginner learning cs.
After two years, when I`m not that 'noob', I come back to this book to do some review. Surprisingly, I found this book is pretty cute, easy to read, provides good amount of information about the language. So I personally believe this book is a pretty good intro for the students who have at least some knowledge on computer science (yet not those completely noobs like me before).
However, It seems like the author messed up python2 and python3 a lot. I found that I`m having a hard time on Chapter 4 (even though I`m no longer that new to this language). And the "swampy" instruction is very confusing for python3 user (the newest edition of the book says we are doing python3 now, hmm... -.-).
I understand that this is a free book online, which is really really nice. But please update all the little parts, make the python3 python3.