Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Dec 21)
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Wed Dec 21 17:30:35 CET 2005
QOTW: "[P]ortability is an n-way street." - Paul McGuire
"Python's polymorphism support is so good that it makes inheritance much
less important than it is in other languages." - Ben Sizer
Skip Montanaro presents the affirmative case for Python as
a unit-testing framework for C++:
Oh. Wow. Nintendo DS-s run Python:
Eggs is "a Python-specific apt-get" (not limited to Debian, though):
mechanize scrapes the Web. This page has Actual Working
Python's local functions are inexpensive, preaches Fredrik Lundh.
This reality is behind Pythonia's relative disaffection for lambda:
In the same thread, Christopher Subich makes a sophisticated
argument for lambda as "encapsulated expression" rather than
vd12 collects implementations of the crucial cross-product
function. Compare their readability to those coded in other
Tim Delaney distinguishes -c and -m in the course of explaining
"a perfect example of a 'new' one-obvious-way replacing an
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.
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