QOTW: "If there were a protein that could only be folded by proving the Riemann Hypothesis, the gene that coded for it would quickly get weeded out of the gene pool." - Scott Aaaronson http://scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=266
"We read Knuth so you don't have to." - Tim Peters
The first Python 3000 release is out -- Python 3.0a1. Anouncement by Guido van Rossum: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/267a7b9... Download it: http://python.org/download/releases/3.0/
The first Python Unconference is under two weeks away: http://pycamp.python.org/Texas/
Using set operations instead of list.index(), why there is no list.find(), and the right way to pronounce "troll". http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/6edd7c3...
Analyzing a very slow Python code (loops, xrange and integer arithmetic only) http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/94fade7...
Free memory, garbage collection, and the reuse of integer objects. http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/6b3f78f...
An old PEP on Programming by Contract revisited http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/fecfac3...
Started about client/server applications, then people comment about their favorite architectures. http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/2737972...
Using fcntl to syncronize file access by two processes http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/c09abd7...
The difference between os.getenv/os.putenv and os.environ http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/60a59bb...
Python sort-of joins the 21st century of Web 2.0, and video, and ... well, the technical point is that Django's a solution liked by many: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/79e2137000b89417
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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
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/%7Ex/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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