Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Aug 19)
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Mon Aug 19 16:01:58 EDT 2002
QOTW: "I thought that it was a firm principle of language design --
out of concern for programming as a human activity -- that in all
respects equivalent programs should have few possibilities for different
representation [...]. Otherwise completely different styles of
programming arise unnecessarily, thereby hampering maintainability,
readability and what have you. This requires from the language
designers the courage to make up their minds!" -- Edsger W. Dijkstra on
GREEN, an early version of Ada
"If you have a question that contains the phrase 'can I count on the
implementation optimizing ...' then the answer is almost certainly
'no'." -- Michael Hudson <lkk7mwm9an.fsf at pc150.maths.bris.ac.uk>
"> > and that all the horrors commited in [lambda's] name were not Pythonic.
> What horrors?
Lambdas sometimes eat small animals. This might seem horrible but it's
actually very pythonic."
-- Cliff Wells <1029536073.17435.152.camel at software1.logiplex.internal>
Kristen Nygaard dies.
A discussion on chaining generators:
The Dijkstra quote spawns a debate on the Zen koan "There should be
one -- and preferably only one -- obvious way to do it."
Jeff Sasmor testifies as to his experience with Wing.
Sites and books:
Check out the (new and improved?) Python Wiki:
Magnus Lie Hetland releases his new book _Practical Python_:
There were several PyGame submissions to the recent Ludum Dare 48-hour
competition (write a game from scratch in 48 hours), see reviews,
screenshots, and code:
WebVal, a URL scanner, maintainer, and validator:
ip2cc converts IP addresses into countries:
generateDS maps XML schemas to Python classes, and loads the XML into
a Python object:
PWebS, an HTTP server (still alpha):
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
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
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
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.
*Py: the Journal of the Python Language*
Links2Go is a new semi-automated link collection; it's impressive
what AI can generate
Tenth International Python Conference
Archive probing tricks of the trade:
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