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What changed from the sixth edition?
Reviewed in the United States on July 16, 2020
Oh, wow, another edition of this classic book. Is it worth "upgrading" that old copy on your bookshelf?
But, what if you have the 6th edition? What did David Flanagan change? Overall, the 7th edition comes in at 40% smaller than the 6th edition. Do you keep both? Nope. The 7th edition is much better thought through and eliminates much of the old and adds in important new things.
The remaining changes are around the fundamentals. He has added information on symbols and has greatly reworked chapters on object and classes as one would expect. Modules have been split out into their own chapter. And, he has added a good "summary" section to each chapter.