Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Nov 16)
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Wed Nov 16 02:50:34 CET 2005
QOTW: "You can tell everything is well in the world of dynamic languages
when someone posts a question with nuclear flame war potential like 'python
vs. ruby' and after a while people go off singing hymns about the beauty
of Scheme..." - vdrab
"ctypes completely rocks." - Grant Edwards
Michael Lange endows Tkinter with a Tree widget:
Fuzzyman has written a valuable commentary on urllib2.
How do we collectively get a reference to this in the
tutorial and/or library reference?
What *is* good style for Pythonic symbolic constants?
Diez Roggisch and others describe typical limits to the
powers of GUI toolkits, and hint at ways to circumvent
Edgewall Software arranges the tutorial on a tree some
readers find convenient:
Ben Finney asks serious questions about code re-use:
We're still a long way from knowing how to manage memory
well, and certainly it's an opaque issue during software
development. Here's what's known:
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
For far, FAR more Python reading than any one mind should
absorb, much of it quite interesting, several pages index
much of the universe of Pybloggers.
comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be
sure to scan this newsgroup weekly.
Steve Bethard, Tim Lesher, and Tony Meyer continue the marvelous
tradition early borne by Andrew Kuchling, Michael Hudson and Brett
Cannon 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
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.
del.icio.us presents an intriguing approach to reference commentary.
It already aggregates quite a bit of Python intelligence.
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