Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Sep 13)
Diez B. Roggisch
python-url at phaseit.net
Tue Sep 13 20:16:14 CEST 2005
QOTW: "In my view, the doctrinaire', indeed religious, adherence to OO
purity has harmed our discipline considerably. Python was a nice breath
of fresh air when I discovered it exactly because it does not have this
slavish committment to an exclusively OO model." -- Tim Daneliuk
"[W]hen you add an item to the canvas, it's part of the canvas until you
remove it. if performance drops, it's usually because you keep adding
new items without removing the old ones." -- Fredrik Lundh
An interesting CS puzzle that even provokes the interest of
If you ever wanted to know how to fake network connection troubles
without pulling the ethernet cable or dumping your access point in
the bathtub - here you go:
There's a new compiler for python in town - you static typed languages
better watch out - we're getting closer!
Django gets lots of attention lately - but is it on par with
ruby-on-rails already? Find out for yourself:
Lots of movement on the "easy-packaging and installing"-front.
py2exe and PyInstaller have new versions out:
Reluctant to share your little secrets? Here is how to utilize python
Ever felt the need for nice new wheels? Stefano Masini provokes a
discussion on why so many people seem to keep reinventing them with
Shaving of milliseconds on loops in python is an uncommon need - but
if it arises in, for example, a game loop, here are tips on how to do so:
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.
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