Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (January 6)
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QOTW: "'Too slow' is almost always defined incorrectly. ... Most
developers are wrong about how fast things really need to run." Peter Hansen
"It's almost impossible to get yourself in trouble using Queue." Tim Peters
Thomas Bellman posts PEP 303, suggesting an extension for the
divmod builtin to allow multiple divisors:
Yes, it's another "Which language should I choose?" thread, but
this one got a lot more breadth than usual:
And again, on the subject of language advocacy, here's an in-depth
discussion of the differences between Python and Ruby:
Christos Georgiou provides a list of standard library methods that
could (or should, he argues) be staticmethods:
A long but productive thread about multiple dispatch, an
alternative way to achieving object oriented methods:
Peter Hansen posts an apt comment entitled "Yet Another Thread on
Bill Scherer offers a succinct but apposite example of SNMP
access through Python's snmpget module.
Guido van Rossum announces Python 2.3a1, the first alpha release
of Python 2.3:
Custom is an e-commerce solution for small- to medium-sized
cdecl.py understands C declarations as found in header files; the
latest version comprehends GNU extensions found in gcc standard
Detlev Offenbach brings eric, a full featured Python IDE using PyQt
and QScintilla, to release 3.0.1:
tclpython, a package which supports the execution of Python code
from within a Tcl interpreter, hits a 3.0 milestone:
pyCMS is a Python module that provides ICC color management, using
ReportLab Toolkit version 1.17, a suite which helps generate
platform-independent PDFs and graphics, has been released:
The development version of the documentation has been updated for
Python 2.3's alpha releases:
Uche Ogbuji has written a tutorial for developing Python/XML with
4Suite (free registration required through IBM's Web site):
A.M. Kuchling announces the checkin of Richard Jones' PEP 301
(package index and metadata for distutils) implementation, for
those who wish to play with the code in CVS:
UC Santa Cruz offers a "Python Programming" course from 2003
January 6 through March 17, Monday nights:
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.
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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.
Partial archives are at
The Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collect 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
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