Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Dec 28)
QOTW: "However, inspection of a vast corpus of code might lead one to believe that any commenting capability was completely unnecessary." - Jim B. Wilson
"The Python people also piped [up] to say 'everything's just fine here', but then they always do; I really must learn that language." - Tim Bray
A variation on a classic problem: 5 Queens control an 8x8 board without attacking themselves http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/151f57a...
Copyright law may undermine our cultural heritage; thoughts by Steven D'Aprano. http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/f4ccf53... specially: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/35490df9d4d6d4f1
The difference between sequences, iterables, iterators and generic containers succintly explained by Terry Reedy: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/c32908c...
How can an extension module use a non-standard memory manager? http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/ab35cf3...
Notify an object when one of its attributes is changed indirectly (a.x = 1) http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/7acf713...
Implementing fibers (cooperative threads) http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/2363b86...
Caching property values to avoid calling expensive code more than once http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/5b71896...
"Inner" classes in Python don't behave like they do in other languages http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/b117632...
The shortest explanation of what metaclasses do that I've seen! by Steven Bethard http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/fe77dd2...
Monkey-patching a class that inherits from old- and new-style base classes doesn't work as expected http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/7f63d6e...
Basic guidelines about usage of local variables, globals and function arguments http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/2a632f7...
.NET and Python integration http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/9bd3798...
======================================================================== Everything Python-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in these pages:
Python.org's Python Language Website is the traditional center of Pythonia http://www.python.org Notice especially the master FAQ http://www.python.org/doc/FAQ.html
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.
Just beginning with Python? This page is a great place to start: http://wiki.python.org/moin/BeginnersGuide/Programmers
The Python Papers aims to publish "the efforts of Python enthusiats": http://pythonpapers.org/ The Python Magazine is a technical monthly devoted to Python: http://pythonmagazine.com
Readers have recommended the "Planet" sites: http://planetpython.org http://planet.python.org
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...
Python411 indexes "podcasts ... to help people learn Python ..." Updates appear more-than-weekly: http://www.awaretek.com/python/index.html
Steve Bethard continues the marvelous tradition early borne by Andrew Kuchling, Michael Hudson, Brett Cannon, Tony Meyer, and Tim Lesher 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/
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
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://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/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 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://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0042/
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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