Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Nov 9)
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Wed Nov 9 17:52:37 CET 2005
QOTW: "The lesson for me is to spend much less time on Python discussion
and much more on unfinished projects. So even if I never use the new syntax,
I will have gained something ;-)" - Terry Reedy
"In short, this group is a broad church, and those readers with brains the
size of planets should remember that they are just as much in a minority as
the readers who appear on the list for the first time this week. The vast
majority are here to learn and grow, and I think that's the sort of
behaviour we should be encouraging." -- Steve Holden
The reasons you like Python probably are put into words in at
least one of these threads:
Tim Golden, ... help make the most of Excel:
Spread your expertise around, face-to-face, just outside Dallas.
Program generators date from the Carboniferous. Or the age of
Cobol. Well, from *some* time in the past, as least. . . .
Except that they keep turning up nowadays, in such guises as
refinable templating systems:
While generators (like program generators, recursion, and many
other powerful concepts) are great, they're *best* less often
than is commonly realized:
Deprecation of functionalism isn't an idle exercise. The
point is not just to *say*, yes, we can live without lambda;
Fredrik Lundh, for example, embraces New Python Style's
willingness to define and redefine function objects, exactly
in contrast to older lambda-oriented codings:
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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