Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (December 23)
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QOTW: "I think this Knuth guy might have been onto something ;-)."
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"[S]ource code [is] a liability, not an asset." Cameron Laird
"I think the world would probably be a better place if everybody had a
blow-up doll to talk to. ;-)" Skip Montanaro
Articles and threads
An innocent question about garbage collection results in words of
warning concerning the unnecessary reliance of implementation
details in particular Python implementations (e.g., CPython
vs. Jython finalization):
Python--especially by way of salstat--does statistics.
Manuel M. Garcia sums up the Python vs. Lisp tirades and community
competition that tends to spawn off large threads:
An important thread highlights modules far less well-known than
A release of Python 2.2.1 for DOS has been made available:
Thwander version 2.29 has been released:
Thanos Vassilakis has written an article outlining how to do CGI
session handling with pso.session:
Jarno Virtanen thinks hard about what it means to sort in Python.
Meetings and announcements
EuroPython 2003 will be held in Charleroi, Belgium, in 2003 June
25-27; details are forthcoming:
PyCon DC 2003's Call for Papers has been extended until 15 January.
You, too, can "Popularize Python".
Useless Python is looking for volunteers to contribute:
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
Notice especially the master FAQ
PythonWare complements the digest you're reading with the
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
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 Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collect 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/.
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