Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jul 13)
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Wed Jul 13 20:22:03 CEST 2005
QOTW: "The posts do share an erroneous, implied assumption that the
investment in learning each language is equal. Python has a strong
competitive advantage over Java and C++ in terms of learnability. A
person can get up to speed in a few days with Python." - Raymond Hettinger
"You know, this is the most concise example of feature-creep in a
specification that I've ever seen." - Christopher Subich
"With Lisp or Forth, a master programmer has unlimited power and
expressiveness. With Python, even a regular guy can reach for the
stars." - Raymond Hettinger
Lisp's macros are undoubtedly a powerful feature, but are they
powerful enough to make List development faster than Python
development? Do we want macros in Python?
List comprehensions are almost identical to generator expressions
wrapped in list() calls. Does that mean that list comps will go away
in Python 3? Should they?
A Bright, Shiny Service: Sparklines:
Which is faster, if, or try/except? Which is more Pythonic?
Rbt wants to break out of nested loops. He's shown several ways of
doing it, but for my money, Raymond's approach is the most elegant:
Charlie Calvert wrote a couple of articles that advocate Python, and
he's looking for some backup:
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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