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The Appendix That Didn't Survive

Posted by Daniel Greenfeld on February 10, 2014.

One of the suggestions we received for new material for Two Scoops of Django: Best Practices for Django 1.6 was a list of links from the book. Thinking this was a good idea and worth a few pages, we decided the list could go into a new portion: 'Appendix G: Links'.

Near the end of the project I wrote a script that generated the new appendix. I generated the list and discovered even without any sort of organization besides alphabetization, the content added 12 pages. Think about that for a second...

12 pages of links.

I don't know about you, but if I bought a book with 12 pages of links I would scream 'filler'!

The decision then was to cut Appendix G from the book. It didn't survive.

Or did it?

For the sake of posterity, I've included a version of the code used to get the links out of Two Scoops. Instead of generating LaTeX, this generates an HTML list of links from Two Scoops of Django 1.6. Enjoy!

Below is the result of that code. Start scrolling!

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