Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Apr 4)
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Tue Apr 4 17:18:48 CEST 2006
QOTW: "Don't be too sure that it's compatible for the indefinite future. XML
is just as future-proof as any other format." - Sybren Stuvel
"Submitting a proposed change or fix [of the Python docs] is easier and
quicker than arguing about it on c.l.py and it seems to get pretty quickly
to the actual document maintainers." - Kent Johnson
Still struggling with recursion? comp.lang.python is newbie-friendly:
An interview with Michael Foord, author of MovablePython, is the
latest entry in the Python411 series intended to help you learn
Python and learn about Python:
PyInstaller advances Gordon McMillan's earlier and widely-used
work on Python installation:
"If PL/SQL is your only programming language, your Oracle work
may suffer." In her introductory article Catherine Devlin
demonstrates the power of Python from the perspective of a database
Getting hold of subclasses is easy with new-style classes:
Once you learn about the secret of iter()'s second parameter,
many use cases of a while-loop in C can be better expressed with
a for-loop in Python:
The Python 2.4.3 bugfix release is available:
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.
Although unmaintained since 2002, the Cetus collection of Python
hyperlinks retains a few gems.
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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