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Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (Aug 18)

Aug 19, 2004, 03:15 (0 Talkback[s])

QOTW "Implementations are always preferred over rhetoric." - Robert Brewer

"The programmers you'll be able to hire to work on a Java project won't be as smart as the ones you could get to work on a project written in Python." - Paul Graham

http://www.paulgraham.com/gh.html

Colin J. Williams shows Mizrandir how to subclass numarray's arrays.

http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=df3955c3.0408140908.1b9bfb63%40posting.google.com

Hoang Do receives various suggestions how to drop into the interpreter from a running script.

http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.1679.1092569474.5135.python-list%40python.org

Kyle Root asks for help arranging a dependency tree of Python modules and receives both theoretical background information on the problem and code implementing a "topological sort".

http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=6ccff37a.0408111831.6eb25a4e%40posting.google.com

Timothy Fitz starts a discussion of the differences between Python's generators (an overwhelming success) and coroutines.

http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=972ec5bd.0408141032.385fe115%40posting.google.com

Fazer learns that he has competition in the area of scripts that retrieve weather forecasts from the web.

http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=6491b0ab.0408121917.5103b770%40posting.google.com

Coming from a C++ background, Olivier Parisy feels uneasy with the use of exceptions to control program flow in non-exceptional situations. Peter Hansen and several others tell him not to worry.

http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=411775aa%240%2417867%24626a14ce%40news.free.fr

Roman Suzi has a clear vision of Python 3.0's design process in 2015.

http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1672.1092553249.5135.python-list%40python.org

We resist all urges to say more about decorators or white space.


Everything Python-related 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 marvelous 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 newsgroup 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 intelligently 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 (PSF) has replaced the Python Consortium as an independent nexus of activity. It has official responsibility for Python's development and maintenance.

http://www.python.org/psf/
Among the ways you can support PSF is with a donation.

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

Cetus collects Python hyperlinks.

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

Python FAQTS

http://python.faqts.com/

The Cookbook is a collaborative effort to capture useful and interesting recipes.

http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python

Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available are

http://www.python.org/channews.rdf
http://bootleg-rss.g-blog.net/pythonware_com_daily.pcgi
http://python.de/backend.php
For more, see
http://www.syndic8.com/feedlist.php?ShowMatch=python&ShowStatus=all

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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comp.lang.python

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