Is 2006 too old for a book on Python?

Steve Holden steve at
Fri Apr 25 15:24:55 CEST 2008

jmDesktop 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.

Buy it if you like it (and lots of people do). Less than 1% of the 
language changes between releases. You'll pick the rest up here!

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