Is 2006 too old for a book on Python?

Dan Bishop danb_83 at
Sat Apr 26 06:33:03 CEST 2008

On Apr 25, 8:16 am, jmDesktop <needin4mat... at> wrote:
> Hi, I wanted to buy a book on Python, but am concerned that some of
> them are too old.  One I had come to after much research was Core
> Python by Wesley Chun.  I looked at many others, but actually saw this
> one in the store and liked it.  However, it is from 2006.  I know
> there is free documentation and Dive Into Python.  I just liked the
> one in question and was hoping for thoughts on the age of it.  I am
> using Python 2.5.x and don' t know how different 2.3, 2,4 is from it.

The changes are relatively minor.  And having learned Python 2.3, you
can simply refer to:

What's New in Python 2.4:

What's New in Python 2.5:

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