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Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (June 23)

Jun 24, 2003, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])

QOTW: "In any project that is multi-threaded, most bugs will come from threading issues. This is regardless of programming language -- it's a deep, as yet ununderstood property of threads."

  • Guido van Rossum

"[T]he easiest way to find Python work, for now, is to make it yourself." -- Jeff Hinrichs

Discussion:

Michael Chermside gives us the low-down on range() and xrange(), and what might happen to them in the future.

<http://groups.google.com/groups?th=16e5a03c10182403#link5>

Gerhard Häring illustrates the security problem with naïve SQL quoting, demonstrating that quoting should be left to DB-API modules.

<http://groups.google.com/groups?th=3f45d8f41426e94d#link4>

Alex Martelli explains why the new sum() built-in doesn't do strings.

<http://groups.google.com/groups?th=36c124ddab97e1a#link5>

plpython -- Python for server-side scripting in PostgreSQL -- might be doomed.

<http://groups.google.com/groups?th=f74737bc2cceeef6#link4>

Announcements:

The sixth ICFP Programming Contest starts on June 28th.

<http://icfpcontest.org/>

aspects-0.1.2: A python package that enables Aspect-Oriented Programming in Python.

<http://www.logilab.org/aspects/>

Design By Contract for Python 1.0 beta 3: This implementation is a cross between full Eiffel-style contracts and the doctest module.

<http://www.wayforward.net/pycontract/>

JOTWeb 1.11: A system for developing dynamic web sites using a combination of HTML+TAL/TALES/METAL and Python, with mod_python for integrating with Apache.

<http://jotweb.tummy.com/>

PubTal Version 1.0: A template-driven web site publisher suitable for small web sites.

<http://www.owlfish.com/software/PubTal/>

pylint-0.1.2: A python tool that checks if a module satisfies a coding standard.

<http://www.logilab.org/pylint/>

wxPython 2.4.1.2: A Python extension module that wraps the popular wxWindows cross platform GUI library.

<http://wxpython.org/download.php>


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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