Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (May 30)
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Tue May 30 20:05:23 CEST 2006
QOTW: "Making a user class work anywhere you can put a mapping in Perl is
deep magic, but easy in Python. Creating types that act like files and can be
used wherever a file is used is SOP in Python; I'm not even sure it's
possible in Perl (probably is, but it's again deep magic)." - Mike Meyer
"... I don't bother with classes unless I'm going to end up with multiple
instances (or I'm pushed into a corner ..." - Dan Sommers
Over TWO DOZEN Python-based projects have been accepted for
the 2006 Summer of Code:
While waiting for more polished summaries from the Iceland Sprint,
admire a few of the incidental photographs:
John Machin and others stride throught the periods of sequences:
Under-invested desiderata: documentation, regression tests,
marketing, serenity, and, as Steve Holden recently discovered,
Fuzzyman advertises yet another convenience of Movable Python:
Gonzalo Monzon and others discuss the circumstances of Pyrex
Zlatko Matic, Gerard Flanagan, and others work out C#
invocations for launching an out-of-process Python application:
Computing stuff is categorically hard because of the combinatorics
and scales which arise naturally. Grant Edwards details a true-life
example, which happened to be about numeric interpolation, of how
problems ("debugging") are dramatically superlinear:
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.
Python411 indexes "podcasts ... to help people learn Python ..."
Updates appear more-than-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*
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