QOTW: "I think, in the spirit of the topic, they should hold it at both places at the same time." - Brian Blais, on whether the Python Concurrency Workshop, v2.0, should be in Chicago or Denver (in January!)
The fastest way to consume an iterable until exhaustion: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/c1ae3513a31eb63e/
When inheriting from a built-in class, it isn't obvious which of __new__ / __init__ should be overriden: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/a453c65be4e0f355/
When importing a module, Python may pick the wrong one due to name clashes -- is this avoidable? http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/fe6430e7980e2a96/
Setting a default encoding for 'print' statements: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/2fb77c8989f63f9d/
Despite its name, the iglob function (in module glob) isn't completely lazy: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/d9a8617ec85e926d/
list.pop(0) has very poor performance; collections.deque works better in some cases; patch to allow lists to free elements from head (not just from tail): http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/9221d87f93748b3f/
How to parse ill-formed postal addresses: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/76a4ab9fd7279a4e/
The future of Python 3: Adoption by Linux distros and package maintainers: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/69463c4b9b1ecd8f/ Library support: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/ae138cefffed0d6b/ Myths and fallacies: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/8b8f4a9f999e33e8/
Why choose Python (and not Ruby) in an introductory course to programming: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/dfe4f6c60032755e/
How an extension module (written in C) may perform cleaning tasks: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/fbcb22b4401eaef1/
"Really, the built-in scope is just a built-in module called builtins, but you have to import builtins to query built-ins because the name builtins is not itself built-in..." (Lutz & Ascher, 'Programming Python') http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/dc719a4d922f2f87/
A new implementation of the GIL allows for much better performance in multicore architectures: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/586ef2d3685fa7ea/
After a year of work with relative success, Unladen Swallow (a Google sponsored CPython improvement project) asks to be officially recognized: http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.python.devel/109919
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PythonWare complements the digest you're reading with the marvelous daily python url http://www.pythonware.com/daily
Just beginning with Python? This page is a great place to start: http://wiki.python.org/moin/BeginnersGuide/Programmers
Readers have recommended the "Planet" site: http://planet.python.org
comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be sure to scan this newsgroup weekly. http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python.announce/topics
Python411 indexes "podcasts ... to help people learn Python ..." Updates appear more-than-weekly: http://www.awaretek.com/python/index.html
The Python Package Index catalogues packages. http://www.python.org/pypi/
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/donations/
The Summary of Python Tracker Issues is an automatically generated report summarizing new bugs, closed ones, and patch submissions. http://search.gmane.org/?author=status%40bugs.python.org&group=gmane.com...
Although unmaintained since 2002, the Cetus collection of Python hyperlinks retains a few gems. 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://code.activestate.com/recipes/langs/python/
Many Python conferences around the world are in preparation. Watch this space for links to them.
Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available, see: http://www.python.org/channews.rdf 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://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0042/
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
Enjoy the *Python Magazine*. http://pymag.phparch.com/
*Py: the Journal of the Python Language* http://www.pyzine.com
Dr.Dobb's Portal is another source of Python news and articles: http://www.ddj.com/TechSearch/searchResults.jhtml?queryText=python and Python articles regularly appear at IBM DeveloperWorks: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/search/searchResults.jsp?searchSite=dW&...
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