QOTW: "Knowing C++ does tend to be a bit of a handicap, but I think any competent programmer could learn Python." - Grant Edwards
Introducing Python to others - which amazing features to show? http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/6e366356eca17c98/
Do deep inheritance trees degrade efficiency? http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/b6d3bc9aabaa1c2/
Don't use "is" to compare bound methods: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/649d8c41ae7da979/
Using a dictionary to represent a "sparse" mapping: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/37799c1005fd238/
From linked lists to state machines: different ways to represent the same structure: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/18b1db683ee947a2/
The next() builtin for iterators may take a not-so-well-known second argument: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/71af51f9dbd606f/
Python as a shell scripting language: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/dde1046e530afee1/
What does "64-bit Python" mean exactly? http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/f2de87ea01d6e28d/
The best way to check for an empty list: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/d675130d1be127a0/
Garbage collection, cyclic references and finalizers discussed: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/82ebfec89bcc906c/
Why methods like x.tolist() aren't widely used (and we use list(x) instead) http: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/b2040ed503581f15/
Relative imports are *not* the same as relative #include in C/C++: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/5056d44549082313/
Doing multiple calls to Py_Initialize/Py_Finalize isn't safe: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/7b8eef94aa2af6f7/
3.1a1 file I/O is much faster than 3.0, and this greatly impacts pickle performance: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/1bb5c57a8f2e736e/
The decline of c.l.p over the years (according to some!) http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/ad08eb9eb83a4e61/d30aaa479...
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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
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/
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/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
*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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