Byte of Python is now a wiki

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In a recent discussion on the byte-of-python list, an enthusiastic bunch of people were interested in seeing A Byte of Python available as a wiki so that readers can contribute directly as well.

So, I followed up and made this announcement on the list recently :

Hello all,

As we have discussed, suggestions that Byte of Python should be converted to a wiki garnered enthusiastic responses. I've finished converting the book to the wiki and is available at .

There are some Todos I've sprinkled across the book which I will be working on in the coming weeks. Few readers have taken the trouble in pointing out how to export a book from the wiki as well. Once I can work on the todos, I'll work on a downloadable version.

A good advantage of the wiki is that my turn-around time to suggestions from readers have improved. For example, a user pointed out that ESR is not the one who coined the term 'open source' and I corrected it on the wikibook within 2 minutes.

If you want to add/remove/improve any text in the book, please feel free to register as a user on the wiki and start editing. However, if you only want to read the book, there is no need to register.

Help about how to use the MediaWiki is available at .


Pradeep says:

Hi swaroop,
cannot see any comments..
please check.

Swaroop says:

@Pradeep : Yeah, there was a crash in MySQL that led to corrupted tables, and restoring a backup resulted in a lot of comments being lost :-(