QOTW: "Python the language doesn't try to satisfy all tastes in language design equally." - Guido van Rossum
Is it really necesary to explicitely close open files? http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/d794d426a5bef2c1/
Tips for using Unicode text (specially with non-Latin alphabets): http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/89d3ca6ccc8fb876/
How are class attributes exactly inherited, and how they relate to instance attributes: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/1e146e21b24548f7/
Automatic attribute assignment during class inheritance: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/f5aeb582a5ab9463/
Composition: delegating all method calls to the contained object may be tedious to write -- alternatives? http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/199ca4f8ac2208/
Calling all bases implementation of overriden methods in cases of multiple inheritance: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/92895f3c26e61f0d/
Sometimes, a scope for local variables smaller than a function is desired: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/96ed59e58035b8ef/
More ways to define an empty function that you ever imagined: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/c9f494b6745c7d74/
There is real advantage in putting the main program body inside a function: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/e72fd6f765f97117/
Using several Python interpreters in a multithreaded C++ program: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/f3fc7455efd33b6c/
Best way to store global application parameters: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/9954a9e505c071e7/
A portable way to open a document using its associated application: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/445ffc93b0e6a460/
Getting your first job as a Python programmer: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/c9f494b6745c7d74/
Idea: a namespace object (nested attribute container): http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/dc58821b6681675a/
Idea: multithreading might be easier if most objects were immutable: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/29c62cbee7a6b598/
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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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