Dr. Dobb's Python-URL!--Weekly Python News and Links (Jul 19)
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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
"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
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
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
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
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
Notice especially the master FAQ
PythonWare complements the digest you're reading with the
marvelous daily python url
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 newsgroup
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
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.
Among the ways you can support PSF is with a donation.
Cetus collects Python hyperlinks.
The Cookbook is a collaborative effort to capture useful and
Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available are
For more, see
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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