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Learning Python book, new edition?

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Does anyone know if there's a plan in the works for a new edition of
Learning Python? The current edition (2nd) is a few years old and looks
like it only covers Python 2.3.

Anyone on the list have Lutz's ear?

-Jeff
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Jan 11 '07 #1
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Demel, Jeff wrote:
Does anyone know if there's a plan in the works for a new edition
of Learning Python? The current edition (2nd) is a few years old
and looks like it only covers Python 2.3.
IIRC, differences to 2.4 are in it, too.
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Jan 11 '07 #2

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Bjoern Schliessmann wrote:
Demel, Jeff wrote:
>Does anyone know if there's a plan in the works for a new edition
of Learning Python? The current edition (2nd) is a few years old
and looks like it only covers Python 2.3.

IIRC, differences to 2.4 are in it, too.
No, it is one version back from that. From the Preface to the second
edition: "This edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect Python
2.2...in addition, discussion of anticipated changes in the upcoming 2.3
release have been incorporated."

Kent
Jan 11 '07 #3

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On Thu, 11 Jan 2007 18:11:06 +0100, Bjoern Schliessmann
<us**************************@spamgourmet.comwrote :
>Demel, Jeff wrote:
>Does anyone know if there's a plan in the works for a new edition
of Learning Python? The current edition (2nd) is a few years old
and looks like it only covers Python 2.3.

IIRC, differences to 2.4 are in it, too.
The only thing I see missing from it, from a 'learning' point of view,
is the new try/catch/finally construct.

Dan
Jan 11 '07 #4

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I would get "Core Python Programming" by Wesley Chun. It covers just
about everything under the sun and includes version 2.5.

Robert

Jan 11 '07 #5

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Robert Hicks wrote:
I would get "Core Python Programming" by Wesley Chun. It covers just
about everything under the sun and includes version 2.5.

Robert, thanks for the plug. if the OP wants to learn more about my
book and its philosophy, feel free to check out my comments on the
Amazon product page and/or the book's website at http://corepython.com
to see if it's right for you.

more on topic, here's a summary of Python books which are rev'd up to
2.5, categorized but not in any particular order:

Python learning:
- Python for Dummies, Maruch, Sep 2006
- Core Python Programming, Chun, Sep 2006

Python pure reference:
- Python Essential Reference, Beazley, Feb 2006
- Python in a Nutshell, Martelli, Jul 2006

Python case study reference:
- Programming Python, Lutz, Aug 2006

Enjoy!
-wesley

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http://corepython.com

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Jan 15 '07 #6

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In article <11**********************@l53g2000cwa.googlegroups .com>,
wesley chun <we****@gmail.comwrote:
>
more on topic, here's a summary of Python books which are rev'd up to
2.5, categorized but not in any particular order:

Python learning:
- Python for Dummies, Maruch, Sep 2006
That should be "Maruch & Maruch" -- my primary partner (Stef) did most of
the writing, but I supplied most of the Python knowledge. It was really
a joint effort, and I heartily recommend writing a book to anyone who
wants to test their marriage. ;-)
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Jan 17 '07 #7

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