Python Standard Library
by Fredrik Lundh
Publisher: O'Reilly 2001
Number of pages: 300
This book is a large collection of potentialy useful Python scripts, the result of hundreds of hours of answering questions on the comp.lang.python newsgroup since 1995. What you'll find in this book are the best parts from over 3,000 newsgroup messages. You'll also find hundreds of new scripts added to make sure every little nook and cranny of the standard library has been fully covered.
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