Python chapter in "Handbook of Programming Languages" 
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 Python chapter in "Handbook of Programming Languages"

A 120-page python chapter I wrote has just been published by Macmillan.
It's in the _Handbook of Programming Languages_, Volume 3: Little Languages
and Tools, ISBN 1578700108.  The best description on the Net I've found so
far seems to be at Computer Literacy's online pages:


It's listed at too:


but search on the ISBN if I munged some of those numbers.  I'm going to
maintain a small page about the Python chapter too, at:

    http://www.*-*-*.com/ ~lutz/about-hopl.html

Details: The chapter introduces Python, provides a short tutorial, peeks at
Pyhon/C integration, and shows a few larger examples at the end.  Some of it
parallels _Programming Python_, but most of the examples are new, and many
expand on ideas in that book.  The chapter was written a year ago, but is
still mostly up to date.  The Handbook volume itself also includes a Tcl/Tk
chapter by Cameron Laird, as well as chapters on Perl, awk, SQL, and others.

Mark L.
PS- While I'm in an announcing mood: I've also written a new page that
describes major Python changes since _Programming Python_ was first
published (Oct '96): http://www.*-*-*.com/ ~lutz/errata-python-changes.html.
Any and all comments are welcome; consider it a new appendix :-).

<P><A HREF=" http://www.*-*-*.com/ ;>Handbook
of Programming Languages</A> - Chapter on Python in Volume 3, Little
Languages and Tools, ISBN 1578700108.  (12-Aug-98)

<P><A HREF=" http://www.*-*-*.com/ ~lutz/errata-python-changes.html">
Programming Python: Errata/Updates</A> - errata and summary of Python
language changes since Python 1.3 for the Programming Python book by
Mark Lutz.  (12-Aug-98)

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Python Language Home Page:   http://www.*-*-*.com/

Mon, 29 Jan 2001 03:00:00 GMT  
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