Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (August 19)
Aug 21, 2002, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])
QOTW: "I thought that it was a firm principle of language design --
out of concern for programming as a human activity -- that in all
respects equivalent programs should have few possibilities for different
representation [...]. Otherwise completely different styles of
programming arise unnecessarily, thereby hampering maintainability,
readability and what have you. This requires from the language
designers the courage to make up their minds!" -- Edsger W. Dijkstra on
GREEN, an early version of Ada
"If you have a question that contains the phrase 'can I count on the
implementation optimizing ...' then the answer is almost certainly
'no'." -- Michael Hudson <email@example.com>
"> > and that all the horrors commited in [lambda's] name were not Pythonic.
> What horrors?
Lambdas sometimes eat small animals. This might seem horrible but it's
actually very pythonic."
-- Cliff Wells <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Kristen Nygaard dies.
A discussion on chaining generators:
The Dijkstra quote spawns a debate on the Zen koan "There should be
one -- and preferably only one -- obvious way to do it."
Jeff Sasmor testifies as to his experience with Wing.
Sites and books:
Check out the (new and improved?) Python Wiki:
Magnus Lie Hetland releases his new book _Practical Python_:
There were several PyGame submissions to the recent Ludum Dare 48-hour
competition (write a game from scratch in 48 hours), see reviews,
screenshots, and code:
WebVal, a URL scanner, maintainer, and validator:
ip2cc converts IP addresses into countries:
generateDS maps XML schemas to Python classes, and loads the XML into
a Python object:
PWebS, an HTTP server (still alpha):
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.
Michael Hudson continued Andrew Kuchling's marvelous tradition
of summarizing action on the python-dev mailing list once every
other week, into July 2001. Any volunteers to re-start this
The Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collect Python resources
Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
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/.
email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
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*
Links2Go is a new semi-automated link collection; it's impressive
what AI can generate
Tenth International Python Conference
Archive probing tricks of the trade:
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