what would you like to see in a 2nd edition Nutshell?

kery kerysso at gmail.com
Thu Jan 13 03:27:11 CET 2005


Alex Martelli wrote:
> Craig Ringer <craig at postnewspapers.com.au> wrote:
>
> > On Wed, 2004-12-29 at 23:54, Thomas Heller wrote:
> >
> > > I found the discussion of unicode, in any python book I have,
insufficient.
> >
> > I couldn't agree more. I think explicit treatment of implicit
> > conversion, the role of sysdefaultencoding, the u'' constructor and
> > unicode() built in, etc would be helpful to many.
>
> Thanks!  BTW, thanks first and foremost to Holger Krekel (who was a
very
> "activist" tech reviewer and specifically contributed a recipe for
this
> purpose), there's what I believe is a pretty good treatment of
Unicode
> in the Cookbook's forthcoming 2nd edition -- still "insufficient" in
> some sense, no doubt (it IS just a few pages), but, I believe, pretty
> good.  Nevertheless, I'll ensure I focus on this in the 2nd ed
Nutshell,
> too.
>
> > It wouldn't hurt to point C extension authors at things like the
'es'
> > encoded string format for PyArg_ParseTuple to help them make their
code
> > better behaved with non-ascii text.
>
> Good sub-point, thanks.
>
> 
> Alex

Any schedule for publication of 2nd Ed? I just bought 1st Ed.




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