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QOTW: "[In 1993,] it was hard to regard Python as a general-purpose language. Ten years later, we can argue that Python is more general-purpose than C!" -- Cameron Laird
"It [neurotic reductionism] tries to make us efficient, even at the cost of clarity and maintainability. In that way lies bit-twiddling and assembler language and soldering irons. We must be diligent in our fight against it." -- Roy Smith
Peter Hansen suggests that using agile methods can make it
easier to learn a large framework (such as Twisted).
David Abrahams discusses the idea that a function's contract
should include what changes it might have made when it throws an
A new DeveloperWorks article (by Python-URL's very own Cameron
Laird) about good exception style.
Python 2.2.3c1: The first release candidate for the next maintenance release of Python.
Design by Contract for Python 1.0 beta 1: A cross between full Eiffel-style contracts and the doctest module.
IPython 0.4.0: An enhanced interactive Python shell.
SCons 0.14: A build tool; an improved substitute for the classic make utility.
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
PythonWare complements the digest you're reading with the daily python url
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.
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 mailing lists
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 SourceForge reincarnation.
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