Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Apr 21)
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Mon Apr 21 19:55:43 CEST 2003
QOTW: "This suggests that "nobody" doesn't eval to 0, but at least 3."
-- Christian Tismer
"This is one thing Grothendieck got absolutely right: one should
always, always, always consider the relative situation (i.e. think
about morphisms rather than maps)." -- Michael Hudson
Much ado about the appropriate uses of __str__ and __repr__ (with
a digression on orbital mechanics, for flavour).
Roy Smith illustrates the "Big O" notation by an informal analysis
of everyone's favourite Python performance gotcha -- repeated
David Mertz suggests making repeated string concatenation faster.
Continued from last week: the state of the Python web programming
world; further development of the theme "gee, there's a lot of
frameworks"; ruminations on simplifying the situation.
The deadline for Python 11 - OSCON 2003 early bird registration is
May 23rd, 2003. The conference will be held July 7-11, 2003 in
Portland, Oregon, USA.
PyKota v1.03: PyKota is a python-written, internationalized,
complete, centralized and extensible print quota solution for CUPS.
Pyrex 0.7.2: A language for writing Python extension modules. It
lets you freely mix operations on Python and C data, with all
Python reference counting and error checking handled
automatically. This release fixes several bugs.
Stackless Python 3.0 alpha 1: Christian Tismer's alternative
Python implementation, once again much transformed.
Tux Math Scrabble v2.0: A math version of the popular board game
for ages 4-40.
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.
Brett Cannon continues the marvelous tradition established by
Andrew Kuchling and Michael Hudson of 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
The Python Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies
that base their business on ... Python."
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*
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