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Every language contains a bunch of phrases that its speakers use constantly. Understand those phrases, and you won't just get by: You've gone a long way toward real mastery. That's as true for Python as it is for French. And, in this pocket-size Python Phrasebook, Brad Dayley's brought together those phrases for the first time.
If you need a quick way to compare (or join, split, search, or execute code inside) strings, turn here. Same if you need to define or access a list, construct or manipulate a dictionary, read or write a file, start or synchronize a thread. Or manage a MySQL database, create HTTP requests, retrieve POP3 email, parse URLs or XML tags, retrieve links from HTML documents, or create XML-RPC servers.
Maybe you've noticed what we've noticed: Dayley has captured the tasks real developers actually perform. Which makes his book superbly useful. Bill Camarda, from the January 2007 Read Only