Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Oct 4)
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Wed Oct 4 03:45:04 CEST 2006
QOTW: "If you want your objects to know their name, give them a name as
an attribute." - Georg Brandl
"Unfortunately forty years of programming experience has taught me that
there's an essentially infinite supply of mistakes to make ... your
mistakes just get smarter most of the time." - Steve Holden
timbot and other seniors explain several aspects of memory
management applicable to a specific "pathologic example
... [for which it's an advantage] to disable garbage
No, Ruby isn't more virtuously object-oriented than Python
(although it *is* more Smalltalk-like). John Roth details
the factual distinctions:
Duncan Booth, effbot, Steve Holden, and others surpass Lewis Carroll
in the care with which they distinguish a character, the name of the
character, what it's called, ...:
Sybren Stuvel's article on Open Office and Python is important
enough to merit correction:
With a far different programming model, Python also can boss Excel
around to the extent of inserting images:
How do you realize the source for a class definition so it's
useful, that is, effectively able for use in the future? James
Stroud and Scott David Daniels tell their stories:
WSGI has its own PEP, Wiki, high-profile introduction, ...:
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.
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