If you’re standing in a bookstore looking for the short story on this book, try this:
• Python is a powerful multiparadigm computer programming language, optimized
for programmer productivity, code readability, and software quality.
• This book provides a comprehensive and in-depth introduction to the Python language itself. Its goal is to help you master Python fundamentals before moving on
to apply them in your work. Like all its prior editions, this book is designed to serve
as a single, all-inclusive learning resource for all Python newcomers, whether they
will be using Python 2.X, Python 3.X, or both.
• This edition has been brought up to date with Python releases 3.3 and 2.7, and has
been expanded substantially to reflect current practice in the Python world.