Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (June 16)
Jun 17, 2003, 05:30 (
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QOTW: "I haven't tested this particular example, but I doubt
that it contains more than two or three fundamental errors."
"Great design is not about making no compromises, it's about
making just the RIGHT compromises. That's why it's never easy."
Lulu of the Lotus-Eaters explains the etymological origins of
the term "list comprehension" in set theory.
A PEP frenzy begins! PEP 317 is submitted and rejected. (It
proposed eliminating some forms of 'raise' statement.)
The frenzy continues! Kevin Smith revises his PEP 318, which
proposes a special syntax for "function decorators" such as
Michel Pelletier submits PEP 319, which proposes "synchronize"
and "asynchronize" keywords. Who will the frenzy take next? Find
out next week!
David Mertz's _Text Processing in Python_ is now in stores!
GDmodule 0.42: Connects the popular GD (graphics drawing)
library by Thomas Bouttel with Python.
Pygame 1.5.6: This is a release test that needs much testing
before the big 1.6.
PyKota v1.08: A centralized, full featured, internationalized,
and easily extensible, print quota and accounting solution for CUPS
PyPov-0.0.1: A relatively simple framework for making povray
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
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*
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