Clayton Kirkwood crk at godblessthe.us
Mon Aug 10 02:44:56 CEST 2015

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> From: Python-list [mailto:python-list-
> bounces+crk=godblessthe.us at python.org] On Behalf Of Dennis Lee Bieber
> Sent: Sunday, August 09, 2015 1:43 PM
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> Subject: Re: Pipes
> On Sun, 9 Aug 2015 10:55:36 -0700 (PDT), rogerh906 at gmail.com declaimed
> the
> following:
> >
> >Nevermind, I found it. Thanks for the pointer. But WOW! Python is
> described as an easy to learn language. I don't think so!
> >
> 	It is... The Language Reference Manual is only some 70 or so pages
> haven't counted the later versions; probably grew to 100 behind my back).
> 	But the LIBRARIES that do all the nice things for you so you don't
> program the stuff from scratch may take some time to get familiar.

But there is nothing non-cryptic and orderly that I have found that lists
out various modules and packages. If you know the module, it generally gives
most of the information, but if you don't know the module name or function
capability, you're lost. It would be nice to have a 'if you want to do this,
look at these packages'. You have a language ref that defines the basics but
gives very little insight. Take list comprehension. As described in the
language ref and given tutotial, you get maybe a paragraph of what it is,
but there was no definition of what the brackets were for or how the
comprehension worked and maybe you get one or two examples, but you're still
left with what is it.

Is there an up to date book on 3.x even. Every book seems to be from 2006 or

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