Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (March 17)
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QOTW: "We will perhaps eventually be writing only small modules
which are identified by name as they are used to build larger ones,
so that devices like indentation, rather than delimiters, might
become feasible for expressing local structure in the source
language." --Donald E. Knuth, "Structured Programming with goto
Statements", Computing Surveys, Vol 6 No 4, Dec. 1974
"I never got beyond starting the data-structures in C++, I never
got beyond seeing how it would work in Scheme. I finished it in one
Python-filled afternoon, and discovered the idea sucked big time. I
was glad I did it in Python, because it only cost me one afternoon
to discover the idea sucks." -- Moshe Zadka,
It seems several people are working on animated debuggers for
A comment by Guido on the dev list sparks a discussion on the
distinction between lists and tuples, and the proper uses for
The question of how to move large data through a non-blocking
socket efficiently is asked, and answered.
The standard question about floating point accuracy wanders into
which bases are best for representing fractions.
A comparison of single-user databases results from a question of
wxPython 126.96.36.199 is a cross
platform GUI toolkit.
twander 3.134 is a macro-programmable file system browser.
Eric 3.1 is a Python IDE.
omniORB 4.0.1 and omniORBpy 2.1 are high performance CORBA ORBs
and a python interface to the same.
Everything you want is probably one or two clicks away in these
Python.org's Python Language Website is the traditional center
Notice especially the master FAQ
PythonWare complements the digest you're reading with the daily
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 their
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.
The Python Package Index catalogues packages.
The somewhat older Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects
references to all sorts of 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
The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.cognizor.com/.
welcome submission of material that helps people's understanding of
Python use, and offer Web presentation of your work.
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