Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (April 14)
Apr 15, 2003, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])
QOTW: "[I]f you only need something which quacks, don't worry about
checking that it's also a duck." -- Andrew Dalke
"Source code with decent unit and acceptance tests is an asset. Source
code without decent tests is a liability." -- Peter Hansen
The interaction of __slots__ and inheritance is explained, amid
debate about the merits of __slots__ itself.
Tim Peters proposes changing list.insert() to follow the negative
Gregory R. Warnes submits and solicits feedback on PEP 754: "IEEE
754 Floating Point Special Values".
Jason Tishler is still looking for Cygwin Python regression
testers for Windows 95 and Windows Me.
Oren Tirosh shows how to write something like a Python generator
in C, using Duff's Device.
Capon 0.1: Capon blurs the line between a conventional make
utility and a general-purpose programming language to provide the
best of both worlds.
elmer 1.0.2: Elmer allows function calls and various data types,
both native and custom, to pass transparently between two
languages. In the current version, those languages are Python and
either Tcl or C.
KirbyBase 1.0: KirbyBase is a simple, pure-python, flat-file
database management system, with a few twists.
wxPyPlot V1.0 Beta 2: An enhanced derivative version of
wxPlotCanvas to provide simple lightweight plotting in wxPython.
The emphasis is both on simple and lightweight.
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 Python Package Index catalogues packages.
The somewhat older Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects references
to all sorts of 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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