Python Standard Library (Nutshell Handbooks)
Fredrik LundhISBN: 0596000960; 9780596000967;
Python Standard Library is an essential guide for serious Python programmers. In this book, author Fredrik Lundh, creator of the Python Imaging Library (PIL), delivers tested, accurate documentation of all the modules in the Python Standard Library, including basic support modules, operating system interfaces, network protocols, file formats, data conversions, threads and processes, and data storage. Supplementing this documentation are over 300 annotated example scripts using the modules. This book is based on the author's work with the Python newsgroup: he reviewed over 2500 questions and answers to that newsgroup in order to make sure the book covered what Python users really wanted to know. This version of the book covers Python 2.0, the first new major release of Python in four years.