[python-win32] Win32 COM starter book.
Fri, 20 Dec 2002 17:11:18 +1100
> I just started with Python and with programming in the Win32
> environment as
> well. The "Python programming with Win32" book by Mark Hammond & Andy
> Robinson seems to be a great book. (1/3 of the way through).
> I am
> struggling with the concepts presented by the COM world and
> wondered what a
> good resource (book) might be for the beginning programmer.
> Any advice is
> greatly appreciated. Thanks in Advance!
Nope, sorry - but you could try comp.lang.python. So long as you keep it
vaguely Python related, plenty of people there will be more than happy to
help you out with the non-Python specific COM concepts (along with lots of
"get a real OS" comments, but that's life <wink>)
> Also, while not quite there yet. The .NET environment seems
> to be right
> around the corner (in acceptance and implementation). I know
> that some
> preliminary work was done in that environment but there is no
> .NET version
> of Python just yet. Will the investment (in time) with
> learning the ins and
> outs of the COM/DCOM/COM++ environments be useful? (just the
> talking, :-)
Yes, it certainly will be useful. COM isn't going away any time soon, and
.NET is really just a cleaner COM.