By using this site, you agree to our updated Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Manage your Cookies Settings.
455,441 Members | 1,573 Online
Bytes IT Community
+ Ask a Question
Need help? Post your question and get tips & solutions from a community of 455,441 IT Pros & Developers. It's quick & easy.

Book "Programming on Win32" still useful?

P: n/a
Hi all,
I started programming (or hacking) python some time ago. Since python
offers a lot of Win32 specific extensions and since my OS will
probably stay Win2k for the next time, I would like to know the
possibilities of Win32 programming with python a little better. In
this context I stumbled over the book mentioned in the title, which
really looks like what Iīve been looking for, but I am a little afraid
because it was published 4 years ago and covers only python 1.52. Both
Python and the Win32 interface have been continuously developped, and
I donīt know whether the things I can learn from this book are still
useful today. Can somebody give me some advice whether this book is
still a good buy? I think it will surely be enough to get the basics,
but what if I want more?
Best regards
Peter
Jul 18 '05 #1
Share this Question
Share on Google+
2 Replies


P: n/a
drs
"Piet" <pi********@gmx.de> wrote in message
news:39**************************@posting.google.c om...
Hi all,
I started programming (or hacking) python some time ago. Since python
offers a lot of Win32 specific extensions and since my OS will
probably stay Win2k for the next time, I would like to know the
possibilities of Win32 programming with python a little better. In
this context I stumbled over the book mentioned in the title, which
really looks like what Iīve been looking for, but I am a little afraid
because it was published 4 years ago and covers only python 1.52. Both
Python and the Win32 interface have been continuously developped, and
I donīt know whether the things I can learn from this book are still
useful today. Can somebody give me some advice whether this book is
still a good buy? I think it will surely be enough to get the basics,
but what if I want more?


It is still very useful. While Python has changed, the parts that are
covered in the book have not changed that much. Further, aside from .NET,
win32 is about the same -- particularly since you are using the version of
windows that was current when the book was published.

-d
Jul 18 '05 #2

P: n/a
"drs" <dr*@remove-to-send-mail-ecpsoftware.com> writes:
"Piet" <pi********@gmx.de> wrote in message
news:39**************************@posting.google.c om...

[...]
still a good buy? I think it will surely be enough to get the basics,
but what if I want more?


It is still very useful. While Python has changed, the parts that are
covered in the book have not changed that much. Further, aside from .NET,
win32 is about the same -- particularly since you are using the version of
windows that was current when the book was published.


New stuff not in the book: ctypes is very much worth looking at;
IronPython and other .NET efforts are worth keeping an eye on, at
least.
John
Jul 18 '05 #3

This discussion thread is closed

Replies have been disabled for this discussion.