QOTW: "A quick rule of thumb for Python: if your code looks ugly or strained or awkward, it's probably also wrong." - John Machin http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/90893abfe9a181de
Barry Warsaw announces the third (and last) beta releases of Python 2.6 and Python 3.0: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/55ae2a2...
You may download them from here: http://www.python.org/download/releases/
Default mutable arguments strike again (twice): http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/22596c7... http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/49a47d8...
Then, should Python raise a warning when mutable default arguments are used? http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/df1f4fd...
Python as seen by a Ruby adept, with follow-ups: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=283877
How to deal with exceptions in a program, and a proposal to declare which exceptions a function can raise: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/4e1e746...
Inner functions aren't attributes of the outer one: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/f8cfb9a...
Using class attributes as if they were "declarations" for corresponding instance attributes is discouraged: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/4911cfc...
Building a custom command interpreter: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/8961be2...
Python vocabulary begins to leak out to the larger society: http://mail.python.org/pipermail/advocacy/2008-August/000631.html
The distinction between `a |= b` and `a = a | b` explained: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/b996b55...
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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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