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Learning Python By*Mark*Lutz, David*Ascher

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Is as excellent as it is out of date. Which is to say it is
exceedingly, ridiculously, hideously, insanely, absurdly out of date.
*^-^* (look again there is a compliment in there ^^)

And i hear again and again and again and again, over and over and over
how a 2nd edition is due any time now...

Uhmm.... Is it? Will it be out before python hits 7.0? or i hit 70.0?

WE NEED THIS BOOK! (if only cause we love it so much)

Even if you love the book (i do), even of you love the authors (seem
like great guys), even if you love O'Reilly (best tech publisher
EVER), you gotta admit this is getting more than a little silly.

I mean the old book don't even got no list comprehensions in it!

Please, O'ra, Lutz, and Ascher, please with sugar on top! Update this
book soon!

thank you, this public service message on behalf of all python newbies
was brought to you by a ... uhm.... nut job, i guess fits...

back to your regularly scheduled programming
Jul 18 '05 #1
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kevin parks wrote:
Is as excellent as it is out of date. Which is to say it is
exceedingly, ridiculously, hideously, insanely, absurdly out of date.
*^-^* (look again there is a compliment in there ^^)
Yes, you are right (on both the compliment and the criticism).

And i hear again and again and again and again, over and over and over
how a 2nd edition is due any time now...
Yes, it is.

Uhmm.... Is it? Will it be out before python hits 7.0? or i hit 70.0?
Not knowing your current age, I can't say. But with any luck it
SHOULD be out well in time for your Christmas shopping (yes, I do
mean the Christmas of THIS year!-).

WE NEED THIS BOOK! (if only cause we love it so much)
Yes, we do.

Even if you love the book (i do), even of you love the authors (seem
like great guys), even if you love O'Reilly (best tech publisher
EVER), you gotta admit this is getting more than a little silly.
I agree.

I mean the old book don't even got no list comprehensions in it!

Please, O'ra, Lutz, and Ascher, please with sugar on top! Update this
book soon!


I _think_ the authors have (at long last...) done their part fully,
and therefore you should tempest ORA directly with your fully
understandable rant and plea; see their site for appropriate contacts.
I don't think your prodding is _needed_, but it can hardly hurt.
Alex

Jul 18 '05 #2

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kevin parks wrote:
Is as excellent as it is out of date. Which is to say it is
exceedingly, ridiculously, hideously, insanely, absurdly out of date.
*^-^* (look again there is a compliment in there ^^)

And i hear again and again and again and again, over and over and over
how a 2nd edition is due any time now...


Amazon claimed 1 october until 1 october arrives, now it says that
it may is due any time :)

regards,
Gerrit.

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49. If any one take money from a merchant, and give the merchant a
field tillable for corn or sesame and order him to plant corn or sesame in
the field, and to harvest the crop; if the cultivator plant corn or sesame
in the field, at the harvest the corn or sesame that is in the field shall
belong to the owner of the field and he shall pay corn as rent, for the
money he received from the merchant, and the livelihood of the cultivator
shall he give to the merchant.
-- 1780 BC, Hammurabi, Code of Law
--
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Het zijn tijden om je zelf met politiek te bemoeien:
http://www.sp.nl/

Jul 18 '05 #3

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