Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jul 5)
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Tue Jul 5 19:29:38 CEST 2005
QOTW: "That's what I love in that news group. Someone comes with a stupid
and arrogant question, and someone else answers in a calm and reasonable
way." - Gustavo Niemeyer
"After 25 years doing this, I've become something of a Luddite as far as
fancy IDEs and non-standard features go... and a huge believer in strict
decoupling between my tools, to the point of ignoring things that bundle
them together in ways that are, in my opinion, too tight." - Peter Hansen
Ralf Grosse-Kunstleve floats a proposal to reduce the amount of code
requires to set instance fields from arguments in __init__ methods:
The Python Software Foundation Summer of Code projects have been selected:
A discussion about the long-term plan to remove map, filter, reduce
and lambda starts out bad-tempered then ... improves little:
There's a new wxPython tutorial at Dev Shed:
Peter Hansen wants to determine the wall-clock elapsed time taken by
a process on a managed host in a reliable, cross-platform way:
Par Nicolas Lehuen uses Python to compare Microsoft Word documents
stored in a Subversion repository (!):
Terry Hancock explains what ZOPE actually is:
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*
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