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I know. I know. Its a Peach Pit Press book, and is regarded by most as fodder. To boot, its barely 200 pages of actual information and even then, its not in paragraph form.

Elizabeth Castro however does a very good job at getting to the point, and fast. The book does a really good job of bringing up to speed the person that doesnt have a strong background in programming but isnt intimidated by getting into very pragmatic examples. I've followed up reading this book with other much thicker and more in depth volumes, but I've found that reading them goes much quicker with the base that I got from Castro's book. So, I don't find myself getting mired in very basic concepts and frustrated over the fact that I still have 300 more pages to read.

In short, Castro's book is for beginners, but for that group, it really is a very, Quick Start.


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    [james28909]: and i need to format those special instances into an absolute date instead of "yesterday"
    [stevieb]: ask a question on SoPW, and include at least a half-dozen examples of the input, and at least one example of expected output
    [davido]: Exactly: SoPW. This isn't going to be solved easily in the CB.
    [james28909]: in need "yesterday" and so on, to be absolute like "1" or "31"
    [stevieb]: ...and throw some of your existing code into the equation as well, just so readers know you've given a try at it ;)
    [james28909]: ok
    [stevieb]: davido thanks for the link ;) I was being the typical lazy
    [davido]: date parsing is hard. The more examples you can provide of the input (within reason) and expected output, the better.
    [stevieb]: agreed. That's why I said at least a half-dozen. If enough of the different formats are present, the date/time folk may not have to request more. If they do, then at least there was a decent base to start with
    [stevieb]: I do date and time transformations in both Perl and Python, but not frequently enough to not have to search for the format params etc ;)

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