Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (November 26)
Dec 01, 2002, 23:00 (0 Talkback[s])
I apologize for last week's "Python-URL!" outage. I continue to wrestle with
ways to improve its reliability in the future.
QOTW: "You're on Windows, so the standard way to do things is to hack until
you get the behaviour you want... ;-)" Eric Brunel
"Incidentally, do you believe you are the first person to think of this? This
question ('how can I obscure Python byte-code?') comes up at least once a
month on this list. It's fairly clear that any scheme you come up with will
take longer to implement than it will to break by a competent hacker.
Anyway, good luck! If your software is any better than your protection scheme
I'll download it from http://www.warez.com when you release it ;)" Cliff Wells
"PyCon is a community-oriented Python conference emphasizing
accessibility and low cost." More code, fewer suits.
Volume 3 of the Python Journal kicks off with great titles.
While we continue to refine "best practices", it's clear that we
collectively have a way to go in our awareness of the power of
list comprehensions, and also that lambdas need to be rewritten
out of the beginnings of tutorials. Bonuses include examples of
functionalism-think ("reduce" for "for", and so on).
Event-driven, enterprise-integrating, ...--could Twisted better
alloy the significant buzzwords of the day?
Leading Pythoneers Mike Olson and Uche Ogbuji explain their use of
the language with RSS.
Big important projects, as well as small and beloved ones, depend on
ZODB. The latter continues to accumulate functionality, most recently
Recommended security-related reading of the week: "The Peon's
Guide To Secure System Development"
Watch for Python-pertinent items in the corporate communications
of scripting patron ActiveState Tools:
Everything you want is probably one or two clicks away in these pages:
Python.org's Python Language Website is the traditional
center of Pythonia
Notice especially the master FAQ
PythonWare complements the digest you're reading with the
daily python url
Mygale is a news-gathering webcrawler that specializes in (new)
World-Wide Web articles related to Python.
While cosmetically similar, Mygale and the Daily Python-URL
are utterly different in their technologies and generally in
comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be
sure to scan this newly-revitalized newsgroup at least weekly.
Brett Cannon continues the marvelous tradition established by
Andrew Kuchling and Michael Hudson of summarizing action on the
python-dev mailing list once every other week.
The Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collect Python resources
Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
The Python Software Foundation has replaced the Python Consortium
as an independent nexus of activity
Cetus does much of the same
The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.cognizor.com/.
email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
welcome submission of material that helps people's understanding
of Python use, and offer Web presentation of your work.
*Py: the Journal of the Python Language*
Links2Go is a new semi-automated link collection; it's impressive
what AI can generate
Tenth International Python Conference
Archive probing tricks of the trade:
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