Is "the Python Standard library" book worth the money?

Christian Tismer tismer at
Thu Oct 24 15:21:59 CEST 2002

Alessandro Bottoni wrote:
> I have seen that there is a book on the Python standard library (By Fredrick 
> Lundh, published by O'Reilly).
> Do you think it can be a useful reference book to keep on the desk?
> Is it something more than a printed copy of the STDLIB HTML documentation 
> that came with the Python package?
> Does it contains any information that is not already available on the Python 
> web sites?
> Does it conatins any example of use of the described modules?

I can only recommend it. It contains examples which are
ready to use, and it opens the library to you in a way
you would hardly be able to do on your own.

If it wouldn't be so, I would not have translated this
book into German, togther with Dinu Gherman.

ciao - chris

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