QOTW: "The IEEE-754 standard doesn't wholly define output conversions, and explicitly allows that a conforming implementation may produce any digits whatsoever at and after the 18th signficant digit, when converting a 754 double to string. In practice, all implementations I know of that exploit that produce zeroes at and after the 18th digit -- but they could produce 1s instead, or 9s, or digits from pi, or repetitions of the gross national product of Finland in 1967." - Tim Peters
"If you can't do a first version in six months with a team of six people it is a sign that you don't really know what you want." - Jack Diederich
Besides the layout for the new Python web site, work on converting the content from the current site has begun: http://groups.google.se/group/comp.lang.python/browse_frm/thread/330af3b245145f7e/429bd0c83ff89b0c?rnum=3#429bd0c83ff89b0c There has been interest in Sudoku solvers on comp.lang.python lately: http://groups.google.se/group/comp.lang.python/search?q=sudoku&start=0&scoring=d& Don't expect to use the ConfigParser for non-text data. Use ConfigObj instead when that's what you need: http://groups.google.se/group/comp.lang.python/browse_frm/thread/3b5f75051b1fb57c How do you use Python without installing it on your computer? http://groups.google.se/group/comp.lang.python/browse_frm/thread/8ed65089a7c01e3b Should a web development framework be included in the standard library? http://groups.google.se/group/comp.lang.python/browse_frm/thread/d3e9bd6d002df4d4 Claudio Grondi tries to grok Python by asking questions that seem to confuse those who try to answer: http://groups.google.se/group/comp.lang.python/browse_frm/thread/b6515a4574dc9292 No, regular expressions aren't supposed to be gargantuan, but there should really be a proper exception when they are: http://groups.google.se/group/comp.lang.python/browse_frm/thread/64df1dd7202e247e This is neither the first nor the last week, when someone asks questions related to a mismatch between binary floats and decimal numbers: http://groups.google.se/group/comp.lang.python/browse_frm/thread/fe07673b9f77738e How do we generate graphics dynamically with Python CGI scripts? http://groups.google.se/group/comp.lang.python/browse_frm/thread/8179735820c85cb A PHP programmer is making efforts to figure out Python, in particular with regards to threads, databases and modularity. (Welcome Robin!) http://groups.google.se/group/comp.lang.python/browse_frm/thread/bf75a37e9242cce http://groups.google.se/group/comp.lang.python/browse_frm/thread/2055bab118aeec50 Numarray, Numeric, NumPy... There should be one--and preferably only one--obvious way to do it. So, which is it? http://groups.google.se/group/comp.lang.python/browse_frm/thread/2a308411c39c042
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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. 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.announce 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/~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 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=browse 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&num=100 http://groups.google.com/groups?meta=site%3Dgroups%26group%3Dcomp.lang.python.*
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