Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Aug 31)
python-url at phaseit.net
Tue Aug 31 21:58:16 CEST 2004
QOTW: "Python is clearly on a huge evolutionary surge and conservative views
on the matter are definitely not winning out right now. And the usual argument
(submit a patch!) doesn't really work when those who want to avoid many changes
try it... I've been *not* submitting a patch on lots of changes to Python, but
somehow it's never been accepted. ;-)" Peter Hansen
"I've never seen a more complicated, verbose pile of hogwash than the
'deliverd by mailman' mailing list program." Carol Carrot, perhaps
innocent of experience with Majordomo and Sendmail
Michelle Levesque's PyWebOff annotates the Python-savvy Web frameworks.
PEP 333 offers to rationalize a piece of them.
How do generator expressions and list comprehensions compare? Experts
explain why the former are *better*--OK, better in several, although
not all, ways
Jim Hugunin domesticates Python for the Microsoft weltanschaung.
How does Python regard file systems? It's a timely topic, with
pyfmf its most concrete expression.
High-profile Pythoneers Michael Sparks and Alex Martelli demonstrate
interests beyond the perfection of the One True Language:
petabyte-scale archiving, and marriage.
Uche Ogbuji reveals his habits for keeping current with Pythonia.
Everything Python-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in
Python.org's Python Language Website is the traditional
center of Pythonia
Notice especially the master FAQ
PythonWare complements the digest you're reading with the
marvelous daily python url
Mygale is a news-gathering webcrawler that specializes in (new)
World-Wide Web articles related to Python.
While cosmetically similar, Mygale and the Daily Python-URL
are utterly different in their technologies and generally in
comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be
sure to scan this newsgroup weekly.
Brett Cannon continues the marvelous tradition established by
Andrew Kuchling and Michael Hudson of intelligently summarizing
action on the python-dev mailing list once every other week.
The Python Package Index catalogues packages.
The somewhat older Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects references
to all sorts of Python resources.
Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
The Python Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies
that base their business on ... Python."
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.
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.
Among the ways you can support PSF is with a donation.
Cetus collects Python hyperlinks.
The Cookbook is a collaborative effort to capture useful and
Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available are
For more, see
The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.cognizor.com.
editor at pythonjournal.com and editor at pythonjournal.cognizor.com
welcome submission of material that helps people's understanding
of Python use, and offer Web presentation of your work.
*Py: the Journal of the Python Language*
Archive probing tricks of the trade:
Previous - (U)se the (R)esource, (L)uke! - messages are listed here:
Suggestions/corrections for next week's posting are always welcome.
E-mail to <Python-URL at phaseit.net> should get through.
To receive a new issue of this posting in e-mail each Monday morning
(approximately), ask <claird at phaseit.net> to subscribe. Mention
-- The Python-URL! Team--
Dr. Dobb's Journal (http://www.ddj.com) is pleased to participate in and
sponsor the "Python-URL!" project.
More information about the Python-announce-list