python a bust?

Brandon J. Van Every try_vanevery_at_mycompanyname at
Sat Nov 15 02:51:49 CET 2003

A.M. Kuchling wrote:
> There's a finite number of dollars being spent on general Python
> books; no point in having 15 titles chasing after the same market.
> The recent run of topic-specific books is very heartening, however.

Of course, one could work on *growing* the Python market, so that there's a
perceived need for more books.  There are clearly more basic Java books
available than basic Python books, and I doubt their authors are starving.
Also, in high tech one can compete by having "the most current" book for
whatever langauge / API.  Sure this book is regarded as a good book... if it
was printed 3 years ago and someone else printed something 1 year ago, I'm
going to go with the latter.

Brandon Van Every                Seattle, WA

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