Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jul 29)
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Fri Jul 29 19:37:49 CEST 2005
QOTW: "Guido has marked the trail; don't ignore the signs unless you really
know where you're going." - Raymond Hettinger
'Proverbs 28:14 JPS "Happy is the man that feareth alway; but he that
hardeneth his heart shall fall into evil." Obviously an exhortation to not
ignore raised exceptions with "except: pass".' - Robert Kern
Jason Orendorff's path module is a popular alternative to the build
in os.path and shutil modules. Michael Hoffman and Reinhold Birkenfeld
are working on a PEP suggesting that it be included in the standard
Java has nearly as many web frameworks as Python, but you can run any
of them on any of the Java web application servers because they are
all built on the Java Servlet specification. PEP 333, the Python Web
Server Gateway Interface, aims to bring something similar to the world
A short but sweet day-of-the-month suffix generator from John Machin:
Thanos Tsouanas wants access to an object's namespace dictionary:
David Isaac wants to avoid map(), but he wants a zip() function that
runs to the length of the longest sequence. It's suggested that zip()
should be able to do this, but Raymond Hettinger channels Guido and
thinks that this would be a bad idea:
Tiny.be release four open source enterprise applications:
Who needs "Ten Essential Development Practices"? We've got The Zen 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*
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