I think those dates are what the publisher decides to tell the vendors, and have only a tenuous relationship to reality.  

James

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hugh Sasse Staff Elec Eng [mailto:hgs / dmu.ac.uk]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2001 12:50 PM
> To: ruby-talk ML
> Subject: [ruby-talk:26693] Re: Ruby vs. Python: Decisions, Decisions
> 
> 
> On Tue, 27 Nov 2001, James Britt (rubydev) wrote:
> 
> > These are the books I'm aware of:
>  	[...]
> > Ruby In A Nutshell, by Yukihiro Matsumoto
> > Paperback - 230 pages 1st edition (November 2001)
> > O'Reilly & Associates; ISBN: 0596002149
> 
> The amazon UK site says this isn't available yet.
> >
> > The Ruby Way, by Hal Fulton  Guy Hurst
> > Paperback, 400pp. ISBN: 0672320835
> > Publisher: Sams, Pub. Date: November  2001
> 
> Amazon UK have this as December 2001, but they also
> http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ISBN%3D0672320835/026-4462540-4598838
> have it as: Category(ies): Fiction.   :-)
> 
> >
> > Sams Teach Yourself Ruby in 21 Days, by Mark Slagell
> > Paperback, 1st ed., 600pp. ISBN: 0672322528
> > Publisher: Sams Pub. Date: December  2001
> 
> Amazon think this comes out in Feb.
> 
> So my plan to add dates to the Wiki is foiled by lack of agreement in
> the sources of info. Oh well.
> >
> 	Hugh
> 
>