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Python: Essential Reference, Third Edition by David Beazley

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Library Overview

The Python library is strongly focused on the following areas:

  • Systems programming Python provides access to a wide variety of operating system interfaces, including low-level system calls, system administration tools, file handling, threads, locking, and interprocess communication.

  • Network programming Support for programming with sockets and a wide variety of network protocols is provided.

  • Text and string processing A large number of modules related to basic text and string processing are provided. These include support for regular expression parsing, string formatting, Unicode, and internationalization.

  • Data encoding and decoding A wide variety of modules are included for dealing with various types of files and data formats (for ...

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