QOTW: "Python is clearly on a huge evolutionary surge and conservative views on the matter are definitely not winning out right now. And the usual argument (submit a patch!) doesn't really work when those who want to avoid many changes try it... I've been *not* submitting a patch on lots of changes to Python, but somehow it's never been accepted. ;-)" Peter Hansen
"I've never seen a more complicated, verbose pile of hogwash than the 'deliverd by mailman' mailing list program." Carol Carrot, perhaps innocent of experience with Majordomo and Sendmail
Michelle Levesque's PyWebOff annotates the Python-savvy Web frameworks. PEP 333 offers to rationalize a piece of them. http://pyre.third-bit.com/pyweb/index.html http://groups.google.com/groups?th=7f19fe19b40c1be0
How do generator expressions and list comprehensions compare? Experts explain why the former are *better*--OK, better in several, although not all, ways http://groups.google.com/groups?frame=left&th=1d4aca073edaaa2f
Jim Hugunin domesticates Python for the Microsoft weltanschaung. http://blogs.msdn.com/hugunin/ http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1636906,00.asp
How does Python regard file systems? It's a timely topic, with pyfmf its most concrete expression. http://groups.google.com/groups?frame=left&th=c379db570ef96c43 http://sourceforge.net/projects/pyfmf http://richard.jones.name/google-hacks/gmail-filesystem/gmail-filesystem.htm...
High-profile Pythoneers Michael Sparks and Alex Martelli demonstrate interests beyond the perfection of the One True Language: petabyte-scale archiving, and marriage. http://www.pcw.co.uk/news/1157046 http://www.aleax.it/mar.html http://bonanna.multiply.com/photos/album/1
Uche Ogbuji reveals his habits for keeping current with Pythonia. http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/wlg/5490
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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. 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/~x/parnassus/
Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group mailing lists http://www.python.org/sigs/
The Python Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies that base their business on ... Python." http://www.python-in-business.org
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
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Cetus collects Python hyperlinks. http://www.cetus-links.org/oo_python.html
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The Cookbook is a collaborative effort to capture useful and interesting recipes. http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python
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