Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (February 24)
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QOTW: "And THIS doesn't confuse a seven year old?! Heck, it confuses me... and
I'm old." -- Lulu of the Lotus-Eaters
"I never quite understood why people despise Perl so much until I've had
to wade through the current code to rewrite it in Python. It's so much better
in Python." Robert Kern
A question about the best book for a pre-teen to use to learn
python leads to a discussion of such books, and of books for
youngsters to learn programming in general.
A question about controlling a couple of Linux-based applications
from Python leads to a discussion of scripting applications in
general before turning into reminiscing about the Amiga.
Tim Peters illustrates the pattern that solution of a more general
problem (in this case, to find an extremal list element) sometimes
is cheaper than the naive particular one.
An attempt to represent infinity in Python leads to a discussion of
how that can be done, and several solutions, depending on which
infinity you want to represent.
A discussion of how Python should be invoked once it's been
embedded in the shell.
Leo 3.11b1 was released. Leo is an outline editor that can be used
for editing programs and projects.
Artima.com published an interview with Guido van Rossum.
SilverCity 0.8.0 has been released. Silvercity is a python lexical
Python 2.3a2 has been released.
Python doesn't have CPAN, but it does have PyPI.
Michael Hudson focuses the attention of enterprise readers on Python.
Boudewijn Rempt and David Mertz instruct developerWorks readers in PyQt.
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 Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies
that base their business on ... Python."
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/.
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