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Comment: Re:Another thousand page book of examples (Score 3, Insightful) 33

by chicagotypewriter (#37147026) Attached to: Book Review: The Python Standard Library By Example

The Python library documentation isn't bad, as such things go.

True, the documentation isn't bad. However, example code is almost entirely missing in most cases, which is where this book comes in. It's not a documentation replacement, it's a supplement.

Microsoft

+ - MSN.net offering online Office 2007 sample?

Submitted by
ryty
ryty writes "While beginning my browsing adventure today, I noticed something a little peculier. www.msn.com is now offering a web-based sample of Microsoft's new Office Suite tool, Microsoft Word 2007. Is this a new method of advertisement to get Microsoft's new version of Microsoft Office out in the open? Could this be a cry for help from the new Office Suite? Microsoft only knows..."
Linux

Learning More About Linux? 184

Posted by Cliff
from the diving-deeper-into-the-penguin-knowledge-base dept.
teh moges asks: "From an administrator point of view, I know a lot about Microsoft Windows: where files are stored, where settings are, which registry keys to edit, how to change drivers, and so on. I made the initial switch to Linux a year ago. I now feel capable enough with using Linux, from an end user's point of view, so that when things go wrong, I can fix them. I now want to become even more familiar with Linux. Are there any great resources, such as websites, wikis or books for someone that wants to find out exactly how Linux works and how to fix and modify it?"
Media (Apple)

+ - Cisco and Apple settle iPhone lawsuit

Submitted by andy1307
andy1307 (656570) writes "According to this article in the New York Times, Cisco and Apple have settled the trademark-infringement lawsuit over the use of the iPhone. The companies said they had reached an agreement that would allow Apple to use the name for the multimedia device in exchange for exploring wide-ranging "interoperability" between the companies' products in the areas of security, consumer and business communications. Before this settlement was reached, the sticking point apparently was Cisco's demand that in return for permission to use the iPhone name, Apple would have to open up its products to communicate with some of Cisco's offerings."
Programming

+ - Fast Regexes

Submitted by Watson Ladd
Watson Ladd (955755) writes "Perl, Python, and many other languages claim string processing, and in particular pattern matching, as an application they were designed for. But this article shows how slow most of the regex engines now used are due to the use of Henry Spencer's regex package as inspiration. How many more performance losses are due to historical accident."

The confusion of a staff member is measured by the length of his memos. -- New York Times, Jan. 20, 1981

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