Python Cookbook, 2'nd. Edition is published

Cameron Laird claird at
Tue Mar 29 04:08:06 CEST 2005

In article <mailman.981.1112049095.1799.python-list at>,
Trent Mick  <trentm at> wrote:
>> > I don't have my copy yet. Can you give any guidance on how the 2'nd
>> > edition compares to the 1'st edition?
>Here is an excerpt from the preface (typing errors are mine):
>    If you already own the first edition, you may be wondering whether
>    you need this second edition, too. We think the answer is "yes." The
>    first edition had 245 recipes; we kep 146 of those (with lots of
>    editing in almost all cases), and added 192 new ones, for a total of
>    338 recipes in this second e4dition. So, over half of the recipes in
>    this edition are complete,ly new, and all the recipes are updated
>    to apply to today's Python -- releases 2.3 and 2.4. Indeed, this
>    update is the main factor which lets us have almost 100 more recipes
>    in a book of about the same size. The first edition covered all
>    versions from 1.5.2 (one sometimes earlier) to 2.2; this one focuses
>    fimly on 2.3 and 2.4. Thianks to the greater port of today's Python,
>    and, even more4, thanks to the fact that this edition avoids the
>    "historical" treatises about how you had to do things in Python
>    versions releases 5 or more years ago, we were able to provide
>    substantially more currently relevant recipes and information in
>    roughtly the same amount of space.
IT'S IN THERE.  The answer to all questions--well, to 
surprisingly many questions--is in the Second Edition.
Even questions about the Second Edition itself are
answered therein.  So, the summary:  if in doubt, as-
sume that the Second Edition has what you want.

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