(the eff-bot guide to) The Standard Python Library

Based in part on over 3,000 newsgroup articles written by Python veteran Fredrik Lundh since 1995, this book provides brief descriptions and sample scripts for all standard modules in the Python 2.0 Library.

Printable chapters:Preface1. Core Modules2. More Standard Modules3. Threads and Processes4. Data Representation5. File Formats6. Mail and News Messages7. Network Protocols8. Internationalization9. Multimedia Modules10. Data Storage11. Tools and Utilities12. Platform Specific Modules13. Implementation Support Modules14. Other Modules

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