New to Python - block grouping (spaces)

memilanuk memilanuk at
Thu Apr 16 20:28:46 CEST 2015

On 04/16/2015 11:08 AM, alister wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:01:45 -0700, Blake McBride wrote:
>> As a side note, I bought a few books on Python from Amazon for use on my
>> Kindle.  At least one of the books has the formatting for the Kindle
>> messed up rendering the meaning of the program useless.
>> Case in point.
>> Blake
> A poor quality book
> You can write bad books for any language
> I do sympathise as this is something you cannot easily tell before
> purchase (although there as so many good guides available on line I don't
> think there is much benefit in buying a book)

Some publishers are worse about this than others.  Packt 
( has some decent material, but absolutely incompetent 
when it comes to formatting python code in a Kindle .mobi file.  I don't 
think I've ever seen *any* errata published for any of their books.  I 
long since decided that anything I see from Packt that I want to read... 
I might find it on Amazon, but I go to Packt's site and purchase the 
PDF.  They have a harder time screwing that up, apparently.

O'Reilly, on the other hand, gets it right.  Period.

Shiny!  Let's be bad guys.

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