Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Dec 15)
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Wed Dec 15 20:08:03 CET 2004
QOTW: "[Python demands more thought in optimization, because i]n
other languages, by the time you get the bloody thing working it's
time to ship, and you don't have to bother worrying about making
it optimal." -- Simon Brunning
"One of the best features of c.l.py is how questions phrased in the
most ambiguous terms are often slowly elaborated into meaningful
enquiries." -- Steve Holden
Martin Bless summarizes in an extremely valuable post what
you need to know to generate Python-related executable binaries
targeted for Windows*.
John Hunter, Fredrik Lundh, PÃ¡draig Brad, and Tim Peters
work out in public on a model problem of textual analysis.
Amidst the usual combination of heat and light (in this case,
on commercial acceptance and applicability of OO), Mike Meyer
narrates from his own experience an example of how good object
orientation can be.
gDesklets are attention-grabbing Py-scriptable desktop decorations.
Sure, a list comprehension can comprise multiple "for"-s.
Mac OS X makes for highly-desired (at least by some) development
hosts; moreover "there are three killer features in MacPython
that you can't get anywhere else ..."
Everything Python-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in
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
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
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
The Python Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies
that base their business on ... Python."
Python Success Stories--from air-traffic control to on-line
match-making--can inspire you or decision-makers to whom you're
subject with a vision of what the language makes practical.
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.
Kurt B. Kaiser publishes a weekly report on faults and patches.
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 pythonjournal.cognizor.com.
editor at pythonjournal.com and editor at pythonjournal.cognizor.com
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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