QOTW: "If you don't have the time to be paranoid, try taking the time to straighten out identity theft." -- K. G. Schneider
"The best way to make classes on the fly is generally to call the metaclass with suitable parameters (just like, the best way to make instances of any type is generally to call that type)." -- Alex Martelli
What code is good to read? The Standard Library. The Indexed Packages. The Cheese Shop. Bit Torrent. Much else--that is, far more than any one person can digest: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/da095d9...
Windows demands a developer rely on poorly-documented tricks in order to be productive. What *are* those tricks? IPython, autoit, ...: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/3c6f320...
Most Python programmers live happily without thought of what codecs do for them. If you're among the few for whom charmap performance is an issue, though, you'll be thankful to Tony Nelson for this Fastcharmap contribution: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/481fda7...
Do you want to iterate over the same iterable multiple times? There's help (itertool's tee(), for example) for your sort: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/77def05...
Jeff Epler and Peter Otten explain the very first step--often the most puzzling one--in working with other-than-English texts: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/5b9e46b... http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/ee3feda...
======================================================================== Everything Python-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in these pages:
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.
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. http://lowlife.jp/cgi-bin/moin.cgi/PythonProgrammersWeblog http://www.planetpython.org/ http://mechanicalcat.net/pyblagg.html
comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be sure to scan this newsgroup weekly. http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python.announ...
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. http://www.python.org/dev/summary/
The Python Package Index catalogues packages. http://www.python.org/pypi/
The somewhat older Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects references to all sorts of Python resources. http://www.vex.net/%7Ex/parnassus/
Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group mailing lists http://www.python.org/sigs/
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. http://www.pythonology.com/success
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. http://www.python.org/psf/ Among the ways you can support PSF is with a donation. http://www.python.org/psf/donate.html
Kurt B. Kaiser publishes a weekly report on faults and patches. http://www.google.com/groups?as_usubject=weekly%20python%20patch
Cetus collects Python hyperlinks. http://www.cetus-links.org/oo_python.html
Python FAQTS http://python.faqts.com/
The Cookbook is a collaborative effort to capture useful and interesting recipes. http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python
Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available are http://www.python.org/channews.rdf http://bootleg-rss.g-blog.net/pythonware_com_daily.pcgi http://python.de/backend.php For more, see http://www.syndic8.com/feedlist.php?ShowMatch=python&ShowStatus=all The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a SourceForge reincarnation. http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=355470&group_id=5470&func=brows... http://python.sourceforge.net/peps/pep-0042.html
The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.cognizor.com. firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.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. http://del.icio.us/tag/python
*Py: the Journal of the Python Language* http://www.pyzine.com
Archive probing tricks of the trade: http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python&nu... http://groups.google.com/groups?meta=site%3Dgroups%26group%3Dcomp.lang.pytho...
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