QOTW: "[The state pattern] can be very confusing for newbies and peoples having no experience with *dynamic* languages, and I guess control-freaks and static-typing-addicts would runaway screaming. But I like it anyway !-)" - bruno desthuilliers
"[D]ubious Python hacks that should never be used in production code are fun, which is what c.l.p. is all about!" - Michael Hoffman
After four years, the Roundup Issue Tracker version 1.0 is released. Congratulations! http://roundup.sourceforge.net/
The Myghty web and templating framework also reaches version 1.0. "Myghty is a Python Server Page templating and web framework designed for large-scale, high availability websites and applications. Its conceptual design and template syntax is derived from HTML::Mason, the widely used mod_perl web application platform." http://www.myghty.org/
The latest ActivePython release adds support for Mac OS X/x86, Windows/x64 and Linux/x86_64. http://www.activestate.com/Products/ActivePython/
PyWeek, The Python Game Programming Challenge, returns. http://www.pyweek.org/
How to have both a GUI event loop and a listener socket in the same program... http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_frm/thread/13c10335c0...
As Bruno said, some will probably run away screaming, but you can actually change the class of an instance. http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_frm/thread/cb581d3456...
Sometimes there are several ways of doing very simple things, such as picking out an item from a set with only one element. Some ways are faster than others... http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_frm/thread/d0b74bdd22...
Last week people used Python for sudoku. Now it's poker! http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_frm/thread/1a9bac6ae5...
Is it time for unicode in Python operators and names yet? http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_frm/thread/5f4cb622ff...
Python continues to be a good "choice for beginners." http://www.ariel.com.au/a/teaching-programming.html
How do we know if there is any input for us in sys.stdin? http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_frm/thread/6fd2168cde...
======================================================================== 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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