[Tutor] basic question ...
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:
> 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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