Python in a Nutshell: Real Soon Now!

yaipa h. yaipa at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 11 20:21:49 CET 2003


Alex,

Absolutely, Safari is the best deal going.  I buy all of my Python books,
but none of my Java books.  For Java, I only use online resources such as
Safari. Why, because I already have a bookshelf full of out of date Java 
books and really do not need yet another. Let's see that would be YAJDAPIB,
or Yet-Another-Deprecated-Java-API-Bookself.  ;^)

Cheers,

-Alan

BTW - I've just ordered this week's Amazon "Happy Meal."  "Python in a Nutshell"
      together with "The Python Cookbook", Alex, thanks for all the good work.
-Alan



Alex Martelli <aleax at aleax.it> wrote in message news:<TVhaa.30831$zo2.892318 at news2.tin.it>...
> A. Lloyd Flanagan wrote:
> 
> > "Steve Holden" <sholden at holdenweb.com> wrote in message
> > news:<pcM9a.203497$zL6.173440 at news2.central.cox.net>...
> >> I thought US readers, at least, might be interested to know that UPS have
> >> just delivered my complimentary copy of "Python in a Nutshell". By using
> >> a fine, almost onion-skin, paper they have made an excellent volume that
> >> is
> >> quite manageable to read and carry around.  Nice job, Alex ... should be
> >> on the bookshelves any time now!
> >> 
> >> regards
> > 
> > Will it be available on http://safari.oreilly.com?  Printed books are
> > so old-fashioned. ;)
> 
> I would definitely expect the Nutshell to join the other 14 Python books
> that are currently available on Safari.  Personally, I couldn't do without
> Safari, but I don't find it obsoletes paper books -- rather, for me, it
> complements them... wonderful when I just need to look something up in a
> hurry (much faster for that than looking for a paper book then looking
> for the info within it -- and also available when I'm not home, etc), but
> a paper book is more portable, ideal to carry and read on a train or
> plane, still sharper and more readable than even the best screen, etc, etc.
> 
> 
> Alex




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