Python: The Complete Reference

Python: The Complete Reference

I spent a couple of hours thumbing through this new book at the book store. While I am tempted, at first, to dismiss it as just another me-too Python book, I have to admit it looks pretty good in some ways.

First, it covers a lot of ground, maybe more than Core Python.

Second, it appears to be well written and printed.

Third, I know Martin C. Brown knows his stuff and writes pretty good books from having read his "Python Annotated Archives."

It would be hard for me to justify buying this book, given that I already have so many generic books. However, if you are looking for your first Python book, and you are an experienced programmer in other languages, I guess you ought to give this book a fair look. It appears detailed, thorough, and wide ranging; even if it does come late to the party.