Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Feb 13)
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Mon Feb 13 16:25:45 CET 2006
QOTW: "Dangit! I need to find a less honest programming language. Anyone
have a Perl cookbook handy? ..." - Lonnie Princehouse
"The pursuit of orthogonality, while admirable, can lead to insanity if
pushed too far." - Steve Holden
One of this week's half-dozen examples of the, "Is there a better
way ...? We've now improved it by a factor of 300", pattern has
to do with combinatorics--specifically, the combinations of n
items from a list of m:
Is it possible to test a string for non-ASCII characters? No,
it's more than possible; viewed in the correct perspective, it's
*easy*, and merely an application of Python's more general
The next PyPy sprint will immediately follow PyCon 2006:
to the server- and native-sides:
Paul McGuire reports satisfaction on his first use of an HTML-oriented
extension to unittest:
Pyvm is (yet) another Python implementation, one based on an independent
virtual machine. It has now its own Wiki:
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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