Publisher: New Riders, 2001, 396 pages
Updated to Python 2.1
Python Essential Reference, Second Edition, is the definitive guide to the Python Programming language. Designed for programmers, it covers the core language, more than 100 modules in the standard library, and the techniques used to extend Python with compiled procedures in C or C++. Coverage expands upon and clarifies existing Python documentation- especially for advanced topics, including operating system interfaces, threads, network programming, and Unicode
Concise, to the point, and extensively indexed, readers will find this volume packed with information not previously available in any other single reference source. Updated for Python 2.1, it is a must have for any serious programmer wanting to develop advanced Python applications.
As a comprehensive reference to the Python programming language, this book will help you:
A good reference
Excellent coverage of the standard Python library. Not really a book to read to learn Python the language, more a book to understand the finer point of application programming in Python.