Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Sep 20)
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Mon Sep 20 17:37:48 CEST 2004
QOTW: "The advantage of using slices to extract a single element is that it
avoids IndexErrors for empty lists." Raymond Hettinger
"Usually when you feel that you need to generate instances with certain names
you are on the wrong track in translating the problem you need to solve into
a program. " Istvan Albert
Michael Sparks, David Mertz, Patrick Maupin, Bengt Richter, and
others deepen discussion, mentioned last week, of greenlets,
co-routines, and related matters. Particularly note explanations
of confusing labels.
Bengt Richter and Lonnie Princehouse provide substantial
examples of Python-based (lexical) parsing.
'Need to track every object in the solar system? Erik Max Francis'
Python coding makes it "simple but useful".
Opportunity: if you'll be at this year's SANE in Amsterdam,
help proselytize at the Python Software Foundation stand.
Wayne Pierce bases nascent Security Advisor's security auditing on
filesystem and service scans. Python makes it all comprehensible.
Alex Martelli provides a model for "self-updating" Python-coded
Of course, for Alex, "somedict.get(x, x) [is] a *frequent* Python idiom".
Yet another distribution? Ubuntu Linux is an ambitious and
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*
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