Ask any Python aficionado and you'll hear that Python programmera have it all : an elegant language that offers object-oriented programming support, a readable, maintainable syntax, integration with C or Java components, and an enormous collection of pre-coded standard library and extension modules. Moreover, Python is easy to learn, but powerful enough to take on the most ambitious programming challenges. What Python programmera have lacked is one concise reference source, with the appropriate measure of guidante on how best to use Python's great power. Python in a Nutshell fills this need. In the tradition of O'Reilly's "In a Nutshell" series, this book offers Python programmera one place to look when they need help remembering the syntax of this open source language and its many modules. This comprehensive reference guide makes it easy to look up all the most frequently needed information-not just about the Python language itself, but also about the most frequently used parts of the vast standard library and the most important third-papy extensions.