Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jun 30)
Irmen de Jong
irmen at xs4all.nl
Mon Jun 30 12:58:15 CEST 2003
QOTW: "Giving full access rights to a secretary or new programmer ought
to insure an occasional random file deletion." -- Raymond Hettinger
"I always use join, but that's probably because that method is more likely
to run code that I once wrote. Never trust code written by a man who
uses defines to create his own C syntax." -- Fredrik Lundh
Peter Hansen is right in complimenting Sorin Marti on his excellent
problem description, and helps with reading binary data from a file.
Fredrik Lundh shows how easy it is to write macro-like extensions
for your Python application.
Tim Delaney provides a mutable string class that can be used to
concatenate strings efficiently and easily, instead of using
myPage+="more html..." or "\n".join(strings).
Bengt Richter gives a possible explanation of the (historic?) distiction
between carriage return (CR) and line feed (LF), and how this bears on
problems with "shebang" scripts.
Alan Kennedy explains why compiling to C code is not always guaranteed to
speed things up, and why PyPy (Python written in Python!) could help
in the performance department.
Raymond Hettinger explains the purpose of some of the recent iteration
constructs (itertools), and why things are this way.
Edvard Majakari shares interesting opinions on Unit Testing and
PyRex 0.8, a language for writing Python extension modules.
M2Crypto 0.11, a crypto and SSL toolkit for Python.
PythonCAD 8th release, a CAD package written in Python.
DocUtils 0.3, a system for processing plaintext documentation
Scratchy 0.4, an Apache log parser and HTML report generator.
ClientForm 0.0.10 and 0.1.3a, a Python module for handling
HTML forms on the client.
SCons 0.90, a software construction tool (build tool, or make tool).
Twisted 1.0.6, an event-driven networking framework for server
and client applications.
David Mertz, our own Lulu, presents Twisted to a wider audience.
TTFQuery 0.2.4, builds on the FontTools module to allow you
to query TTF font-files for metadata and glyph outlines.
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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