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I have to learn Python in a hurry. I learn fastest by reading the
specs/reference manual, or something like it (e.g. "C: A Reference
Manual", by Harbison and Steel).

Is there a Python book that fits this description?

Many thanks in advance,

bill

P.S. I avoid tutorials like the plague, and I loathe the typical
O'Reilly "learn-through-examples" approach. I know a lot of people
like this style of learning, but I find it to be a waste of time.
Jul 19 '05 #1
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bill <pl*********@nomail.edu> writes:
I have to learn Python in a hurry. I learn fastest by reading the
specs/reference manual, or something like it (e.g. "C: A Reference
Manual", by Harbison and Steel).

Is there a Python book that fits this description?


The official reference manual is at:

http://docs.python.org/ref/ref.html

Like most of the other Python docs, it has serious gaps.
Jul 19 '05 #2

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In <d8**********@reader1.panix.com> bill <pl*********@nomail.edu> writes:
I have to learn Python in a hurry.

My apologies. I found what I needed. I don't understand it how
I missed it in my first round of searching.

Thanks,

bill

Jul 19 '05 #3

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bill wrote:
I have to learn Python in a hurry.


My apologies. I found what I needed. I don't understand it how
I missed it in my first round of searching.


I don't know what you found, but I think you would
appreciate Martelli's "Python in a Nutshell". For
the really, really terse version, have a look at
http://rgruet.free.fr/PQR24/PQR2.4.html
Jul 19 '05 #4

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