QOTW: "AFAICT, _everybody_ is bad at programming C++.
One begins to suspect it's not the fault of the programmers." - Grant Edwards
Mixing integer, float, Decimal and Fraction objects when comparing may yield unexpected results: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/eebc7ee9d9f2ffb0/ Usually class attributes don't have a docstring attached - how to define one? http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/18a8c3f09ac02f85/ How do people manage their development and production environments (apt, .deb/.rpm, virtualenv, eggs...)? http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/5d14be5d870f1600/ A real counterexample to the "Python is slow" usual claim (C++ and Python versions of the same CPU intensive task have similar performance): http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/a63979a6f18bf37/ Implementing (some kind of) "proxy" object to multiple delegates (step by step, and with changing requirements!) http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/a917e13bf0ea261f/ Should a library terminate program execution when it encounters an error? http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/f01d514fbe3183ad/ An attempt to explain how closures and dynamic scope work: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/c6463402371857dc/
======================================================================== Everything Python-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in these pages:
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 Just beginning with Python? This page is a great place to start: http://wiki.python.org/moin/BeginnersGuide/Programmers The Python Papers aims to publish "the efforts of Python enthusiats": http://pythonpapers.org/ The Python Magazine is a technical monthly devoted to Python: http://pythonmagazine.com Readers have recommended the "Planet" sites: http://planetpython.org 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/ 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.comp.python.devel&sort=date 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=browse 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&searchScope=dW&encodedQuery=python&rankprofile=8
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