Update Oreilly books?

Brad Clements bkc at Murkworks.com
Thu Dec 20 01:45:16 CET 2001


I'd like to see a Pocket Reference for Python 2.2  I'd certainly buy that,
just like I did the first edition.

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Brad Clements, DevNet Sysop 5
Developer Network Sysop Team


"Laura Lewin" <llewin at oreilly.com> wrote in message
news:47d2cd7c.0112190715.5898f485 at posting.google.com...
> Hi,
> I'm glad you like the new pocket reference (Python Pocket Reference,
> 2nd Edition).  It does fit well as an adjunct to Programming Python,
> 2nd Edition.  As I've noted earlier, I have heard a lot of feedback on
> Programming Python, 2nd Edition requiring more language reference
> material, and we will certainly take that into account for the third
> edition (though we are not revising the book just yet--Lutz is working
> on Learning Python, 2nd Edition at the moment with David Ascher).  In
> the meantime, I hope the new edition of Python Pocket Reference fills
> that gap (I'm hearing it does).
> Look forward to more feedback like this.  I do take your comments very
> seriously.
> Laura
> LLewin at oreilly.com
>
> Kirill Miazine <km-list-python at miazine.net> wrote in message
news:<mailman.1008759385.744.python-list at python.org>...
> > * Bas van Gils <bas.vangils at home.nl> [20011219 08:43]:
> > > > I agree... Programming Python is a massive treasure trove of topics.
It
> > > > just covers so much.  The Tkinter section is great and pretty
extensive,
> > > > the networking and CGI areas are good as well.  Then there are the
> > > > sections on system scripting and so forth.  It is well rounded.  My
only
> > > > complaint is the excessive code redundancy--they could have shaved
> > > > 100-200 pages off the thing by not reprinting an entire code example
> > > > when one or two lines change...
> > >
> > > I am a believer as well :-) The first edition of PP was my intro in
the
> > > world of Python. I still think mr. Lutz dit an excellent job on that
> >
> > Mine too, but I started with PP2.
> >
> > > one. I recently purchased the second edition and am reading it back to
> > > back. IMHO the book is written in a consistent manner, has lots of
humor
> > > <quite important :-)> in it and many insightfull examples.
> >
> > Yes. But as I mentioned before, some people (including me) expected more
> > of a reference book (like Programming Perl is). But examples are always
> > great and Python Pocket Reference together with Programming Python make
an
> > unbeatable combination.
> >
> > > However, I agree that some improvements should be made on the index.
It
> > > is sometimes hard to find what one needs. Thats why I also bought
> > > "Python Pocket Reference"...
> >
> > I got my Python Pocket Reference 2 Edition yesterday. It's a lot better
> > than PPR1. Highly recommended.




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