Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Mar 1)
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Wed Mar 2 00:50:31 CET 2005
Editor's note: "Python-URL!" is minimal. It doesn't support advertisements,
we never allow the subscribers' addresses to be used for other purposes, we
don't claim infallibility, and we even take a couple weeks off some years.
Occasionally, though--not as often as the US enters a shooting war, say,
but more frequently than IBM hires a new CEO--we pause for a sufficiently
important correction or announcement. This year, we apologize for
inexplicably changing Oliver Schoenborn's name a couple of weeks ago to
"Philip". Also, has anyone indexed Python bloggers (that is, webloggers
of things Pythonic)?
QOTW: "... more like generator included." -- Efrat Regev, on the proper
characterization of our language of choice
VOTW: Steves break ground on VOTWs. Notice the surrounding serious
discussions on what exactly makes for an improvement in the language.
Andrew Kuchling's explanation of PyZeroconf is exemplary:
All those calendrical/temporal things you need that the standard
datetime module doesn't supply? Gustavo Niemeyer supplies (most
Laugh? Cry? Appeal to the UN? Not only can Python define "(almost)
arbitrary infix operators", but you can parametrize their production,
with "probably the best Python hack *ever*":
Python 3000 might be real, and relatively free of trauma:
Graybeard Steve Holden rambles through the sort of speech that
commentators usually take as a sign of breakdown. In this
case, though, the delivery has the virtues of: accuracy; and
The state of the art of use of decorations continues to advance:
Pythoneers, too, can solve polynomials (although probably not without
obscure astronomical, linguistic, artistic, ... references):
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
comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be
sure to scan this newsgroup weekly.
Brett Cannon continues the marvelous tradition established by
Andrew Kuchling and Michael Hudson 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
The Python Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies
that base their business on ... Python."
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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