Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Nov 22)
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Mon Nov 22 23:08:06 CET 2004
QOTW: "[W]riting C code is typically the least time-consuming part of
any language feature." Tim Peters
"Best way to discourage visual basic knock offs, is to try and use visual
basic, in my opinion." Eddie Parker
You can use no-cost compilers to build extensions for 2.4
under Windows in a reasonably standard way.
Ipython's so desirable people (all but) abandon zsh and allied *sh.
Comp.lang.python has been talking about decorators for months.
A C++ perspective through templates (notice Diez B. Roggisch's
example of how C++ creates pain) leads back to decorators and
Is there value in lighter-weight syntax checking than, say,
pycheck provides? In any case, Ian Bicking shows that it's
at hand now.
Exceptions are IMPORTANT. Peter Hansen, Roy Smith, Andrew Dalke, and
others help those coming from outside Python to think clearly about
Python defines signal-handling in a way that makes correct behavior
relatively easy to maintain. Tim Peters explains that painful
experience has taught the wisdom of this approach (and avoidance of
HP-UX "features", incidentally). Along the way, he gives stylistic
advice on threads, queuing, ...
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.
Kurt B. Kaiser publishes a weekly report on faults and patches.
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*
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