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Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (June 16)

Jun 17, 2003, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])

QOTW: "I haven't tested this particular example, but I doubt that it contains more than two or three fundamental errors."

  • Jacob Smullyan

"Great design is not about making no compromises, it's about making just the RIGHT compromises. That's why it's never easy." Alex Martelli

Discussion:

Lulu of the Lotus-Eaters explains the etymological origins of the term "list comprehension" in set theory.

<http://groups.google.com/groups?th=c803c13ddfa9cf19#link4>

A PEP frenzy begins! PEP 317 is submitted and rejected. (It proposed eliminating some forms of 'raise' statement.)

<http://www.python.org/peps/pep-0317.html>

The frenzy continues! Kevin Smith revises his PEP 318, which proposes a special syntax for "function decorators" such as classmethod().

<http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=20030610082514442-0400%40braeburn.themorgue.org>

Michel Pelletier submits PEP 319, which proposes "synchronize" and "asynchronize" keywords. Who will the frenzy take next? Find out next week!

<http://www.python.org/peps/pep-0319.html>

Announcements:

David Mertz's _Text Processing in Python_ is now in stores!

<http://gnosis.cx/TPiP/>

GDmodule 0.42: Connects the popular GD (graphics drawing) library by Thomas Bouttel with Python.

<http://newcenturycomputers.net/projects/gdmodule.html>

Pygame 1.5.6: This is a release test that needs much testing before the big 1.6.

<http://www.pygame.org/>

PyKota v1.08: A centralized, full featured, internationalized, and easily extensible, print quota and accounting solution for CUPS and LPRng.

<http://www.librelogiciel.com/software/PyKota/>

PyPov-0.0.1: A relatively simple framework for making povray files.

<http://arrowtheory.com/software/python/pypov/index.html>


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

http://www.python.org
Notice especially the master FAQ

http://www.python.org/doc/FAQ.html

PythonWare complements the digest you're reading with the daily python url

http://www.pythonware.com/daily Mygale is a news-gathering webcrawler that specializes in (new) World-Wide Web articles related to Python.

http://www.awaretek.com/nowak/mygale.html While cosmetically similar, Mygale and the Daily Python-URL are utterly different in their technologies and generally in their results.

comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be sure to scan this newly-revitalized newsgroup at least weekly.

http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python.announce

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.

http://www.python.org/dev/summary/

The Python Package Index catalogues packages.

http://www.python.org/pypi/

The somewhat older Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects references to all sorts of Python resources.

http://www.vex.net/~x/parnassus/

Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group mailing lists

http://www.python.org/sigs/

The Python Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies that base their business on ... Python."

http://www.python-in-business.org

The Python Software Foundation has replaced the Python Consortium as an independent nexus of activity

http://www.python.org/psf/

Cetus does much of the same

http://www.cetus-links.org/oo_python.html

Python FAQTS

http://python.faqts.com/

The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a SourceForge reincarnation.

http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=355470&group_id=5470&func=browse
http://python.sourceforge.net/peps/pep-0042.html

The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.cognizor.com/. editor@pythonjournal.com and editor@pythonjournal.cognizor.com 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*

http://www.pyzine.com

Archive probing tricks of the trade:

http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python&num=100
http://groups.google.com/groups?meta=site%3Dgroups%26group%3Dcomp.lang.python.*

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