[Tutor] basic question ...

Kent Johnson kent37 at tds.net
Mon Oct 30 14:01:26 CET 2006

Danny Yoo wrote:
> If you want to get an overview of the extent of Python's library, try the 
> table of contents:
>      http://www.python.org/doc/lib/
> There's a heck of a lot of stuff there, so asking someone to memorize it 
> is ridiculous.  Still, it can help to scan through it sometimes to get a 
> better idea of what services the Library provides.  I've often been amazed 
> at the gems in there.  ("bisect?  Wow, I don't have to code my own binary 
> search anymore!)

Section 2.1 Built-in Functions and Chapter 3 Built-in Types are well 
worth at least skimming and revisiting. All of the global functions such 
as dir(), len(), open(), etc, etc are documented in section 2.1. 
Built-in types such as str, list and dict are documented in chapter 3.


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