Dr. Dobb's Python-URL!--Weekly Python News and Links (Jul 19)Jul 20, 2004, 07:45 (0 Talkback[s])
QOTW: "So I better start practice my throwing, and Dan [Sugalski] better start practice his ducking. ;-)" -- Guido van Rossum using his time-machine for a preview on the Pie-thon at Oscon 2004.
"Anytime you need to do something on corresponding items in two lists, you should think of zip(), as this binds the matching elements together." -- Marc Boeren
Michele Simionato shows a concise way to implement a revolving counter.
In his answer to Chris Lyon, Daniel Dittmar posts a mini-tutorial on list comprehensions and iterators.
Mike C. Fletcher shares his experiences in building Python extensions with the free (of charge) Microsoft Visual C++ Toolkit compiler.
Python newbie Matt Feinstein misses fixed-size integers in the core. While answers point out that this will not be problem in practice, Dan Bishop has a pure-python implementation to ease the (phantom?) pain.
Jacek Generowicz explains Python's scoping rules, and yes, he has a not so hidden agenda.
David Pokorny wants to run a function a fixed number of bytecodes at a time. It turns out that a similar problem has already been discussed a year ago - with impressive code posted by Duncan Booth.
Python Windows guru Mark Hammond needs beta-testers with IIS and Apache experience for a new ISAPI module.
Heiko Wundram engages in a discussion about the algorithm used in his little Minesweeper program.
What is Pie-thon? For an explanation see
Everything Python-related 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 marvelous daily python url
http://www.pythonware.com/daily Mygale is a news-gathering webcrawler that specializes in (new) World-Wide Web articles related to Python.
http://www.awaretek.com/nowak/mygale.html While cosmetically similar, Mygale and the Daily Python-URL are utterly different in their technologies and generally in their results.
comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be sure to scan this newsgroup weekly.
Brett Cannon continues the marvelous tradition established by Andrew Kuchling and Michael Hudson of intelligently 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 (PSF) has replaced the Python Consortium as an independent nexus of activity. It has official responsibility for Python's development and maintenance.
Cetus collects Python hyperlinks.
The Cookbook is a collaborative effort to capture useful and interesting recipes.
Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available are
The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a SourceForge reincarnation.
The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.cognizor.com/.
*Py: the Journal of the Python Language*
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