Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jan 30)
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Mon Jan 30 18:42:26 CET 2006
QOTW: "[The state pattern] can be very confusing for newbies and peoples
having no experience with *dynamic* languages, and I guess control-freaks
and static-typing-addicts would runaway screaming. But I like it anyway
!-)" - bruno desthuilliers
"[D]ubious Python hacks that should never be used in production code are
fun, which is what c.l.p. is all about!" - Michael Hoffman
After four years, the Roundup Issue Tracker version 1.0 is released.
The Myghty web and templating framework also reaches version 1.0.
"Myghty is a Python Server Page templating and web framework
designed for large-scale, high availability websites and
applications. Its conceptual design and template syntax is derived
from HTML::Mason, the widely used mod_perl web application platform."
The latest ActivePython release adds support for Mac OS X/x86, Windows/x64
PyWeek, The Python Game Programming Challenge, returns.
How to have both a GUI event loop and a listener socket in
the same program...
As Bruno said, some will probably run away screaming, but
you can actually change the class of an instance.
Sometimes there are several ways of doing very simple things,
such as picking out an item from a set with only one element.
Some ways are faster than others...
Last week people used Python for sudoku. Now it's poker!
Is it time for unicode in Python operators and names yet?
Python continues to be a good "choice for beginners."
How do we know if there is any input for us in sys.stdin?
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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