This is a printed edition of the official Python language reference manual from the Python 3.2 distribution It describes the syntax of Python 3 and its built in datatypes and operators Python is an interpreted object oriented programming language, suitable for rapid application development and scripting This manual is intended for advanced users who need a complete description of the Python 3 language syntax and object system A simpler tutorial suitable for new users of Python is available in the companion volume An Introduction to Python for Python version 3.2 ISBN 978 1 906966 13 3 For each copy of this manual sold USD 1 is donated to the Python Software Foundation by the publisher, Network Theory Ltd....
|Title||:||The Python Language Reference Manual (Python Manual)|
|Publisher||:||Network Theory Ltd March 1, 2011|
|Number of Pages||:||150 pages|
|File Size||:||769 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Python Language Reference Manual (Python Manual) Reviews
If you're looking for an introduction to Python or a how-to book, you're looking the wrong place. This assumes a fair degree of fluency in the language already. Once you understand the basic concepts and constructs of the language, however, this provides an indispensable guide to complete feature set and fussy bits of every language detail.
If you code in python... you should own this book.
If you have worked with multiple languages and are somewhat familiar with BNF (or other syntax-description grammar), you will find this book to be a very handy reference for Python. If not, you will still find it an excellent reference for Python, but not as easily readable.
The book is well done, with just the right amount of detail, and the presentation is clear and succinct. But as the title says, it is a <
>. So you will definitely need to supplement this book with more comprehensive, usage-oriented materials.
I was hoping for a concise language description, such as Kernighan and Ritchie, but this book is only a syntax description, which is fine as far as it goes. Just know you will have to buy more than one book.
OK the python manual comes with the install and is a full reference product, but you are reading it on the screen as you are working. This book and it's companions places the material at your fingertips.
I was looking for a quick jump start into Python to meet some work deadlines based on previous Rexx and C experiences.....if that's what you need then this isn't the book for you........it's well written and informative but also pretty dry and speaks mainly to experienced programming people that understand the lingo.....it helped me a bit but it's definitely not for the novice.....it's written by the guy that invented the language.......he's an engineer/programmer......need I say more???