ISBN-10: 0672328623

ISBN-13: 9780672328626

Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: David M. Beazley

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Python is a general purpose programming language used in nearly all application domains. This bookis a comprehensive reference to the Python programming language. The focus of the 3rd edition is to add coverage of significant new features and new library modules added to the language over the past five years. These features include new style classes, unification of types and classes, xmlrpclip, intertools, bz2 and optparse, making it the most up-to-date Python book on the market. Python is a stable language used in the real world by companies such as Yahoo and Industrial Lightand Magic.
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List price: $44.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Sams
Publication date: 2/20/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 648
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

David Beazley(Chicago, IL) has been programming Python since 1996, and helped pioneer the use of Python with scientific computing software while working at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Through his company, Dabeaz LLC, he provides software development, training, and consulting related to the practical use of dynamic programming languages such as Python, Ruby, and Perl, especially in systems programming. He is author of all previous editions of Python Essential Reference, and was contributing author of Steve Holden's Python Web Programming. Beazley holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Utah, and served as professor of computer science at the University of Chicago.

A tutorial introduction
Lexical conventions and syntax
Types and objects
Operators and expressions
Control flow
Functions and functional programming
Classes and object-oriented programming
Modules and packages
Input and output
Execution environment
Introduction to the Python Standard Library
Built-in functions and exceptions
Python runtime services
Data structures and algorithms
String and text handling
Data management and object persistence
File handling
Operating system services
Network programming
Internet application protocols
Internet data handling and encoding
Cryptographic services
Miscellaneous modules
Debugging, profiling, and testing
Extending and embedding Python
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