Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Nov 9)
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Fri Nov 9 18:21:19 CET 2001
My oh my! Do we ever have ideas about teaching Python to kids!
Jive Dadson wonders about how "set in stone" Python's features
are, which eventually gives Barry Warsaw a reason to show how the
new __slots__ feature can be used to avoid some common typos:
Is Stackless Python DEAD? Should it be added to the core? This
thread is surely to be continued:
Achim Domma wants to have his indexing cake and to eat it too.
Several people show how:
Nospam Fred wonders why it takes his program so long to exit.
This, naturally, leads to a discussion of malloc/free performance
and to the use of PyMalloc as an alternate allocator for Python
Dave Cole has a new version of his fast CSV file reader:
This will bulk you up. No, wait, watch out for that rock! A new
version of PySteroids has been released. (And you wondered if
games could be written in Python!)
Everything you want is probably one or two clicks away in these pages:
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
daily python url
comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be
sure to scan this newly-revitalized newsgroup at least weekly.
Michael Hudson continued Andrew Kuchling's marvelous tradition
of summarizing action on the python-dev mailing list once every
other week, into July 2001. Any volunteers to re-start this
The Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collect Python resources
Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
The Python Software Foundation has replaced the Python Consortium
as an independent nexus of activity
Cetus does much of the same
The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
Python Journal is at work on its second issue
Links2Go is a new semi-automated link collection; it's impressive
what AI can generate
Archive probing tricks of the trade:
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