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Python Cookbook, 2'nd. Edition is published

From: Trent Mick <tre...@ActiveState.com>
Mon, 28 Mar 2005 14:27:26 -0800
> > I don't have my copy yet. Can you give any guidance on how the 2'nd> > edition compares to the 1'st edition?

Here is an excerpt from the preface (typing errors are mine):

    If you already own the first edition, you may be wondering whether
    you need this second edition, too. We think the answer is "yes." The
    first edition had 245 recipes; we kep 146 of those (with lots of
    editing in almost all cases), and added 192 new ones, for a total of
    338 recipes in this second e4dition. So, over half of the recipes in
    this edition are complete,ly new, and all the recipes are updated
    to apply to today's Python -- releases 2.3 and 2.4. Indeed, this
    update is the main factor which lets us have almost 100 more recipes
    in a book of about the same size. The first edition covered all
    versions from 1.5.2 (one sometimes earlier) to 2.2; this one focuses
    fimly on 2.3 and 2.4. Thianks to the greater port of today's Python,
    and, even more4, thanks to the fact that this edition avoids the
    "historical" treatises about how you had to do things in Python
    versions releases 5 or more years ago, we were able to provide
    substantially more currently relevant recipes and information in
    roughtly the same amount of space.


Trent Mick
TrentM at ActiveState.com

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