Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Nov 26)
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Sat Nov 26 22:40:45 CET 2005
QOTW: "... '[B]ut assume that I have some other use case' isn't a valid
use case". - Fredrik Lundh
"Rolling your own solution, on the other hand, can end in a long road
discovering what those CORBA people were doing for all those years." - Paul
Steven D'Aprano carefully details a common confusion among
newcomers about empty lists and initialization:
Inyeol Lee and others illustrate use of regular expression
syntax having to do with repeated patterns:
Metakit 126.96.36.199 corrects a potential disk-full error, and
improves performance greatly in certain circumstances:
William Peterson jokes that, "[i]f you ask ten people on
this newsgroup [about GUI construction newcomers] you'll
probably get twelve opinions"--and then the community
promptly proves him right:
Having arrived in the twenty-first century, clp now has
its own (provisional) podcast:
David Wahler cogently perverts^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hextends pickle
to serialize *classes* (as opposed to their instances):
Fully-general backward-compatibility has substantial costs,
often greater than the version migration it's supposed to
spare us. Several of the regulars discuss this seriously:
__slots__ are only a (memory) optimization, restricted to
well-defined circumstances, explains the martellibot:
A good thing about Cheetah is that it cooperates with Python's
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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