Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jun 23)
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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
Michael Chermside gives us the low-down on range() and xrange(),
and what might happen to them in the future.
Gerhard Häring illustrates the security problem with naïve SQL
quoting, demonstrating that quoting should be left to DB-API
Alex Martelli explains why the new sum() built-in doesn't do
plpython -- Python for server-side scripting in PostgreSQL --
might be doomed.
The sixth ICFP Programming Contest starts on June 28th.
aspects-0.1.2: A python package that enables Aspect-Oriented
Programming in Python.
Design By Contract for Python 1.0 beta 3: This implementation is a
cross between full Eiffel-style contracts and the doctest module.
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.
PubTal Version 1.0: A template-driven web site publisher suitable
for small web sites.
pylint-0.1.2: A python tool that checks if a module satisfies a
wxPython 184.108.40.206: A Python extension module that wraps the popular
wxWindows cross platform GUI library.
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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