Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jun 23)

Steven Taschuk staschuk at telusplanet.net
Mon Jun 23 07:12:38 CEST 2003


QOTW: "In any project that is multi-threaded, most bugs will come
from threading issues.  This is regardless of programming language
-- it's a deep, as yet ununderstood property of threads."
                                            -- Guido van Rossum

"[T]he easiest way to find Python work, for now, is to make it
yourself."                                  -- Jeff Hinrichs


Discussion:
    Michael Chermside gives us the low-down on range() and xrange(),
    and what might happen to them in the future.
        <http://groups.google.com/groups?th=16e5a03c10182403#link5>

    Gerhard Häring illustrates the security problem with naïve SQL
    quoting, demonstrating that quoting should be left to DB-API
    modules.
        <http://groups.google.com/groups?th=3f45d8f41426e94d#link4>

    Alex Martelli explains why the new sum() built-in doesn't do
    strings.
        <http://groups.google.com/groups?th=36c124ddab97e1a#link5>

    plpython -- Python for server-side scripting in PostgreSQL --
    might be doomed.
        <http://groups.google.com/groups?th=f74737bc2cceeef6#link4>

Announcements:
    The sixth ICFP Programming Contest starts on June 28th.
        <http://icfpcontest.org/>

    aspects-0.1.2: A python package that enables Aspect-Oriented
    Programming in Python.
        <http://www.logilab.org/aspects/>

    Design By Contract for Python 1.0 beta 3: This implementation is a
    cross between full Eiffel-style contracts and the doctest module.
        <http://www.wayforward.net/pycontract/>

    JOTWeb 1.11: A system for developing dynamic web sites using a
    combination of HTML+TAL/TALES/METAL and Python, with mod_python
    for integrating with Apache.
        <http://jotweb.tummy.com/>

    PubTal Version 1.0: A template-driven web site publisher suitable
    for small web sites.
        <http://www.owlfish.com/software/PubTal/>

    pylint-0.1.2: A python tool that checks if a module satisfies a
    coding standard.
        <http://www.logilab.org/pylint/>

    wxPython 2.4.1.2: A Python extension module that wraps the popular
    wxWindows cross platform GUI library.
        <http://wxpython.org/download.php>


========================================================================
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  
    Mygale is a news-gathering webcrawler that specializes in (new)
    World-Wide Web articles related to Python.
         http://www.awaretek.com/nowak/mygale.html 
    While cosmetically similar, Mygale and the Daily Python-URL
    are utterly different in their technologies and generally in
    their results.

    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

    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.
	http://www.python.org/dev/summary/

    The Python Package Index catalogues packages.
        http://www.python.org/pypi/

    The somewhat older Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects references
    to all sorts of 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 Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies
    that base their business on ... Python."
	http://www.python-in-business.org

    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.org/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
     
    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*
        http://www.pyzine.com

    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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