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python programming on win32 ? Hammond book

i'm interested in using python for win32 COM automation and sysadmin
scripts.

many recommendations for Mark Hammond's Python Programming on Win32.

but it was published four and half years ago. i have misgivings about
buying a book so old. COM programming hasn't changed much but Python
has. (VB and Delphi have changed quite a bit, and apparently they are
discussed also.)

I could just download the code samples and scavenge the web as best as i
can.

buy recommendations from anyone? any better alternatives out there?
Jul 18 '05 #1
2 2095
Everything in the book still works. I use it quite a
lot, but this list and activestate's list are good
places also. I know Mark monitors ActiveState's mailing
list for questions about win32all problems.

Just my thoughts.
Larry Bates
Syscon, Inc.

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i'm interested in using python for win32 COM automation and sysadmin
scripts.

many recommendations for Mark Hammond's Python Programming on Win32.

but it was published four and half years ago. i have misgivings about
buying a book so old. COM programming hasn't changed much but Python
has. (VB and Delphi have changed quite a bit, and apparently they are
discussed also.)

I could just download the code samples and scavenge the web as best as i
can.

buy recommendations from anyone? any better alternatives out there?

Jul 18 '05 #2
asdf sdf wrote:
i'm interested in using python for win32 COM automation and sysadmin
scripts.

many recommendations for Mark Hammond's Python Programming on Win32.

but it was published four and half years ago. i have misgivings about
buying a book so old. COM programming hasn't changed much but Python
has. (VB and Delphi have changed quite a bit, and apparently they are
discussed also.)

I could just download the code samples and scavenge the web as best as i
can.

buy recommendations from anyone? any better alternatives out there?


It's still a good book to buy for your purposes. And see
http://www.python.org/windows/ for some online resources.

But some new Python things not covered in the book include ctypes
(alternative to dynwin), Pyrex (alternative to SWIG), the newer wxPython
(see demos), and py2exe.
Jul 18 '05 #3

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