Will "Python in a Nutshell" be too short?

Alex Martelli aleax at aleax.it
Wed Sep 18 00:39:06 CEST 2002

Steve Holden wrote:
> I wil be very surprised if Alex' book does not become the canonical
> reference for the language, since his treatment is exceptionally thorough
> and (even for him) more than usually precise.

Thanks -- I do appreciate this.

>> packages that had to be left out of the book's 380 pages (htmllib,
>> telnetlib, urllib2, CongigParser, unittest, tkinter, xml, etc.).
> They clearly aren't "Essential" :-)

It's a hard judgment in each and every case.  I think unittest is (is it
ever!), for example -- somebody not quite as keen on testing might
not agree with me though.

> It's far too late into the production process for such pleas to be
> effective, no matter what the individuals concerned may think of their
> merits. It's probably at the printers already...

Not quite (and the delays of SOME technical reviewers in supplying
the technical reviews MIGHT be part of it... hint, hint...), but it IS in
the final-editing stage.


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