Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Dec 31)
QOTW: "With Lisp or Forth, a master programmer has unlimited power and expressiveness. With Python, even a regular guy can reach for the stars." - Raymond Hettinger
web2py vs. Django comparison: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/b014b89ede34dc27/
The risks of indiscriminately catching all exceptions with a bare except clause: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/8d7e542eb3b14682/
How to detect if Python is running in interactive mode: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/93ca6e78bbc7840e/
Subtracting two datetime objects yields a timedelta - but its meaning isn't obvious for everyone: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/f2bdf717828c27e4/
Splitting an iterable into fixed-length pieces: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/acbf0bad283fa289/
How to redistribute the runtime libraries required to run Python on Windows: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/54e419bf4cf17375/
Some tips on getting help from inside IDLE http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/3bc8625b4ffe641/
How to get at a class globals: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/9ad6b6a8fbb57bcc/
The oldest thread still alive -- started almost three months ago. Now discussing whether good programmers may survive bad languages, or good languages encourage good programming, or viceversa, or the other way out, or ...: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/d22fd69527205232/
This group is (like) a teddy bear! http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/bab283b640452c19/
======================================================================== 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 enthusiasts": http://pythonpapers.org/ The Python Magazine is a technical monthly devoted to Python: http://pythonmagazine.com
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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