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Programming Python Paperback – 11 Oct 1996

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  • Paperback: 902 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (11 Oct. 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565921976
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565921979
  • Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 24.1 x 5.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 622,857 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Mark Lutz is a software engineer. He earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in computer science from the University of Wisconsin. He has worked on FORTRAN compilers, C debuggers, scripting languages, and development environments. In graduate school, he dabbled with optimized Prolog implementations. Most of Mark's background involves UNIX development tools, though he has been known to admit to having programmed in COBOL on IBM mainframes, in a prior life. Since 1992, Mark has been involved with the public-domain programming language Python because he's a big fan of quality and simplicity. He wrote an expert system shell in Python, developed an integration code generator, and used Python as an embedded scripting language in a gigantic C++ framework. On a personal level, Mark is married, well into his mid-thirties, and has two children in school (budding rocket-scientists, both). He enjoys hiking and camping (when he has time), traveling (when he has money), and playing guitar (when he has no pride :-).


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By A Customer on 11 May 1999
Format: Paperback
Python's a great language, but I don't think Lutz's book does it justice. It works reasonably well as a tutorial, but it's useless as a reference since material is scattered rather randomly about.
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