In article <mailman.981.1112049095.1799.python-list at python.org>,
Trent Mick <trentm at ActiveState.com> wrote:
>> > 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.
IT'S IN THERE. The answer to all questions--well, to
surprisingly many questions--is in the Second Edition.
Even questions about the Second Edition itself are
answered therein. So, the summary: if in doubt, as-
sume that the Second Edition has what you want.