Will "Python in a Nutshell" be too short?

Hamish Lawson hamish_lawson at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Sep 23 12:48:48 EDT 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.

I had no doubts about this - I'm just a greedy so-and-so who wanted to
have Alex's treatment over as wide a range of material as would fit
into a book that could still qualify to be called a nutshell! I'm
therefore delighted to learn from Alex that his book will in fact
cover a good number of the most popular third-party libraries, and
I'll therefore get to throw away a bunch of printed-out notes after
all (which is what I meant when I hoped that "Python in a Nutshell"
would be a one-stop reference). I know Alex wanted to keep the book to
about 400 pages, but for me the 600 pages that the book has grown to
is still nutshell enough and a small price to pay for the breadth of
coverage. I'm looking forward to it.


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