Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Aug 12)
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Fri Aug 12 23:52:16 CEST 2005
QOTW: "... So I started profiling the code and the slowdown was actually
taking place at places where I didn't expect it." -- Guyon Mor?e (and about
twenty-three thousand others)
"[A] suggestion from the world of 'agile development': stop making so many
decisions and start writing some actual code!" -- Peter Hansen
Scott David Daniels and others illustrate that the most common
answer for Python is, "It's (already) in there." In the case at
hand the subject is primitive symbolic arithmetic:
Andy Smith rails against "frameworks":
"Porcupine is a [Python-based] Web application server that features
an embedded object database, the Porcupine Object Query Language,
Getters and setters are (mostly) for other languages; Python has
properties (and descriptors!):
Ramza Brown confusingly but helpfully repackages "the absolute
minimum libraries needed for Python to work with Win32":
Paolino offers a technique for *pruning* attributes in a subclass:
Hard though it may be for some of us to accept, a zillion threads
might not be all bad.
Python helps win awards:
Python fits on small machines, sort-of:
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
For far, FAR more Python reading than any one mind should
absorb, much of it quite interesting, several pages index
much of the universe of Pybloggers.
comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be
sure to scan this newsgroup weekly.
Steve Bethard, Tim Lesher, and Tony Meyer continue the marvelous
tradition early borne by Andrew Kuchling, Michael Hudson and Brett
Cannon 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
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.
del.icio.us presents an intriguing approach to reference commentary.
It already aggregates quite a bit of Python intelligence.
*Py: the Journal of the Python Language*
Archive probing tricks of the trade:
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