Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jul 19)
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Mon Jul 19 17:21:04 CEST 2004
QOTW: "So I better start practice my throwing, and Dan [Sugalski] better
start practice his ducking. ;-)" -- Guido van Rossum using his time-machine
for a preview on the Pie-thon at Oscon 2004.
"Anytime you need to do something on corresponding items in two lists, you
should think of zip(), as this binds the matching elements together." --
Michele Simionato shows a concise way to implement a revolving
In his answer to Chris Lyon, Daniel Dittmar posts a mini-tutorial on
list comprehensions and iterators.
Mike C. Fletcher shares his experiences in building Python extensions
with the free (of charge) Microsoft Visual C++ Toolkit compiler.
Python newbie Matt Feinstein misses fixed-size integers in the core.
While answers point out that this will not be problem in practice,
Dan Bishop has a pure-python implementation to ease the (phantom?)
Jacek Generowicz explains Python's scoping rules, and yes, he has a
not so hidden agenda.
David Pokorny wants to run a function a fixed number of bytecodes at
a time. It turns out that a similar problem has already been discussed
a year ago - with impressive code posted by Duncan Booth.
Python Windows guru Mark Hammond needs beta-testers with IIS and
Apache experience for a new ISAPI module.
Heiko Wundram engages in a discussion about the algorithm used in his
little Minesweeper program.
What is Pie-thon? For an explanation see
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."
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.
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