Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (May 24)
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Tue May 24 17:19:29 CEST 2005
QOTW: "If you're sick of answering newbie questions, and don't think you
can do so politely, for the sake of the community, DON'T! You're not that
necessary." - Joal Heagney
"Who controls the runtime also controls the language." - Kay Schluehr
Jake tells us about the \r control character, which allows one to
refresh a terminal line. Many people help him to use it from Python,
and Fredrik warns him that it might well not work from an IDE:
John Reese asks whether he needs to explicitly close file objects,
or whether reference counting will take care of it for him. Martin
v. Löwis shows a scenario that demonstrates that ref counting won't
always close files when you think it will:
Simon Percivall and Jp Calderone show Michael Chermside how to
process subprocess module output a line at a time:
WSGI Explorations with Python - Mike Orr investigates WSGI and Paste:
Len, an "old time Cobol programmer", asks for some advice on storing data:
Dustin is refactoring some unpythonic code that uses a very nasty
import mechanism, but now he's having trouble with circular imports:
A Matter Of Questions - Ben Last tells us how he's using Python for
data cleansing, amongst other things, while building a Playstation
William Park wants to test how similar two strings are. This is
more complicated than it sounds...
Create an ODBC data source in the fly with Python:
Paul Rubin investigates how the super() function works with
multiple inheritance. A number of people clear things up for him.
PyPy 0.6 (!)
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
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*
Archive probing tricks of the trade:
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