About the Macmillan Python Chapter

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I've written a 120-page overview chapter about Python, which appears in the Handbook of Programming Languages, Volume III published by Macmillan, July 1998 (ISBN 1-57870-010-8). I first saw it at Computer Literacy's online bookstore in the first week of August.

The chapter was written in Summer 1997, but is still mostly up to date. It discusses the Python language, Python/C integration, and a handful of application domains. Some of the examples in the chapter are extensions of ideas presented in Programming Python.

The Handbook itself is a languages survey text, and this chapter was written primarily to be a simple overview, rather than a complete technical presentation. For a more complete look at Python, please see one of the books listed on my homepage.

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