Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Nov 9)

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Fri Nov 9 18:21:19 CET 2001


    My oh my! Do we ever have ideas about teaching Python to kids!
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=b78ddb54d75bd5ad

    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:
	http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=3BE4DF39.AE0A8EAA%40ix.netcom.com
	http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=ba3d3s305x.fsf%40anthem.wooz.org

    Is Stackless Python DEAD?  Should it be added to the core?  This
    thread is surely to be continued:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=597402650b88d48a

    Achim Domma wants to have his indexing cake and to eat it too.
    Several people show how:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=f949f9a6bf120a24

    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
    objects:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=89782a3d14447d9f

    Dave Cole has a new version of his fast CSV file reader:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=m37kt4cv8z.fsf%40ferret.object-craft.com.au

    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!)
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=7ad5efc98af53c24


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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
        http://www.python.org
    Notice especially the master FAQ
        http://www.python.org/doc/FAQ.html

    PythonWare complements the digest you're reading with the
    daily python url
         http://www.pythonware.com/daily  

    comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software.  Be
    sure to scan this newly-revitalized newsgroup at least weekly.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python.announce

    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
    valuable series?
        http://starship.python.net/crew/mwh/summaries/
        http://www.amk.ca/python/dev

    The Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collect Python resources
        http://www.vex.net/~x/parnassus/   

    Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
    mailing lists
        http://www.python.org/sigs/

    The Python Software Foundation has replaced the Python Consortium
    as an independent nexus of activity
        http://www.python.org/psf/

    Cetus does much of the same
        http://www.cetus-links.de/oo_python.html

    Python FAQTS
        http://python.faqts.com/

    The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
    SourceForge reincarnation.
	http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=355470&group_id=5470&func=browse
	http://python.sourceforge.net/peps/pep-0042.html

    Python Journal is at work on its second issue
        http://www.pythonjournal.com

    Links2Go is a new semi-automated link collection; it's impressive
    what AI can generate
        http://www.links2go.com/search?search=python

    Archive probing tricks of the trade:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python&num=100
        http://groups.google.com/groups?meta=site%3Dgroups%26group%3Dcomp.lang.python.*

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