Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Feb 6)
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Mon Feb 6 17:56:49 CET 2006
QOTW: "Excessive cleverness can lead to unmaintainable code. So can
excessive stupidity." -- Alan Morgan
"Also Python code is pretty bare-metal, so that file.write or
socket.write go to the syscall immediately. Try that in Java and you'll
find 30 layers of complex abstractions for doubtful benefits and obvious
slowness." -- Giovanni Bajo
Want to talk at the Python 14 Conference? Proposals are due Feb. 13th.
Need fuzzy lookups? It turns out the standard library has what you need!
Metaclasses don't have to be so difficult...
ActiveState goes solo. Again.
"Nokia ... announced [an agreement] to release the source code for its
Python for S60 Platform software package ..." by way of SourceForge.
If you want a computer with fewer keys than a mobile phone, you can now
hack away in you favourite programming language on your Apple iPod!
Yet another program is saved from unwarranted use of regular expressions!
Yes, it's feasable to write Python DJing software. Hopefully, the OP
realized that the answer was yes before the thread turned into
This Object-Oriented stuff takes time to grasp...
Why make a code generator when you have Python?
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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