Python Pocket Reference, 4th Edition
Python in Your Pocket
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: October 2009
Pages: 210

This is the book to reach for when you're coding on the fly and need an answer now. It's an easy-to-use reference to the core language, with descriptions of commonly used modules and toolkits, and a guide to recent changes, new features, and upgraded built-ins -- all updated to cover Python 3.X as well as version 2.6. You'll also quickly find exactly what you need with the handy index.

Written by Mark Lutz -- widely recognized as the world's leading Python trainer -- Python Pocket Reference, Fourth Edition, is the perfect companion to O'Reilly's classic Python tutorials, also written by Mark: Learning Python and Programming Python.

  • Built-in object types, including numbers, lists, dictionaries, and more
  • Statements and syntax for creating and processing objects
  • Functions and modules for structuring and reusing code
  • Python's object-oriented programming tools
  • The exception-handling model
  • Built-in functions, exceptions, and attributes
  • Special operator overloading methods
  • Widely used standard library modules and extensions
  • Command-line options and development tools
  • Python idioms and hints

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    The best book by Mark Lutz. Small, but very useful. What is nice is that it clearly distinguishes 3.X and 2.X constructs and provides tips what are the alternatives if a 2.X feature is no longer available in 3.X.

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        Everything I need to have on the side when I program is in this book. Best syntax and language reference book for python!

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