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Wed Mar 1 05:19:25 CET 2000
> umm. is that really a valid excuse for not
> having looked in the handbook? ;-)
He then gave some examples.
Then you wrote:
> I assure you I'll be visiting a book store this week, and studying
> up. :)
The handbook that Fred spoke of is part of the on-line documentation
available at the Python web site and with the Python installation -- and
You may not need to go to a bookstore if you peruse the following page:
The tutorial is quite complete:
If you work through the tutorial, it should carry you pretty far along in
your quest. I found it to be *quite* useful.
The Library Reference discusses the modules that ship with Python.
In fact, the specific answer to your string search question can be found
The Language Reference is a bit more abstract, and *much* more dry.
However, it does completely describe the core Python language constructs,
grammar and syntax. It's often referred to as material for "Language
I like the Module Index:
It allows you to jump straight to the module of your choice.
If you're using Win32 (as I do), then you may find the MS HTML Help
version to be useful (it's my favorite). If you use Win32, you might
want to check out:
Best of all, these very complete works of non-fiction are FREE.... gotta
I own five Python books, but I still find myself referring back to the
Python documentation regularly.
-=< tom >=-
Thomas D. Funk | "Software is the lever
Software Engineering Consultant | Archimedes was searching for"
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