Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Aug 23)
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Sun Aug 23 17:54:41 CEST 2009
QOTW: "... [O]nce you accept that text is best handled in Unicode, there's
little sense in making an exception for the limited subset that happens to
be representable in ASCII." - Ben Finney
Python 3.1.1 released:
Parallelization in Python 2.6:
012=3D=3D10, a relic from ancient times, is finally gone:
How to ensure a method is actually implemented in a derived class:
Is this community sexist? (Also, etymology of the word
"guy" < "Guy" ~ "Guido")
A "for" loop using range() is inefficient, but other Python variants
are able to optimize it:
The scope of names inside a "class" statement:
Counting how many times items from a set appear on a given list:
Construct a dictionary from a list [key,value,key,value,...] (many
And more recipes: format a number with thousand separators:
Code style: how to write a long conditional expression:
On the concept of "functor" and how it may be applied to 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
Just beginning with Python? This page is a great place to start:
The Python Papers aims to publish "the efforts of Python enthusiasts":
The Python Magazine is a technical monthly devoted to Python:
Readers have recommended the "Planet" sites:
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:
The Python Package Index catalogues packages.
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.
The Summary of Python Tracker Issues is an automatically generated
report summarizing new bugs, closed ones, and patch submissions.
Although unmaintained since 2002, the Cetus collection of Python
hyperlinks retains a few gems.
The Cookbook is a collaborative effort to capture useful and
Many Python conferences around the world are in preparation.
Watch this space for links to them.
Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available, see:
For more, see:
The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
del.icio.us presents an intriguing approach to reference commentary.
It already aggregates quite a bit of Python intelligence.
Enjoy the *Python Magazine*.
*Py: the Journal of the Python Language*
Dr.Dobb's Portal is another source of Python news and articles:
and Python articles regularly appear at IBM DeveloperWorks:
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