Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Aug 18)

Peter Otten python-url at phaseit.net
Wed Aug 18 02:53:58 CEST 2004


QOTW "Implementations are always preferred over rhetoric." - Robert Brewer

"The programmers you'll be able to hire to work on a Java project won't be
as smart as the ones you could get to work on a project written in Python." -
Paul Graham
    http://www.paulgraham.com/gh.html


    Colin J. Williams shows Mizrandir how to subclass numarray's arrays.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=df3955c3.0408140908.1b9bfb63%40posting.google.com
    
    Hoang Do receives various suggestions how to drop into the interpreter
    from a running script.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.1679.1092569474.5135.python-list%40python.org
    
    Kyle Root asks for help arranging a dependency tree of Python modules
    and receives both theoretical background information on the problem
    and code implementing a "topological sort".
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=6ccff37a.0408111831.6eb25a4e%40posting.google.com
    
    Timothy Fitz starts a discussion of the differences between Python's
    generators (an overwhelming success) and coroutines.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=972ec5bd.0408141032.385fe115%40posting.google.com
    
    Fazer learns that he has competition in the area of scripts
    that retrieve weather forecasts from the web.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=6491b0ab.0408121917.5103b770%40posting.google.com
    
    Coming from a C++ background, Olivier Parisy feels uneasy with the
    use of exceptions to control program flow in non-exceptional
    situations. Peter Hansen and several others tell him not to worry.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=411775aa%240%2417867%24626a14ce%40news.free.fr
    
    Roman Suzi has a clear vision of Python 3.0's design process in 2015.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1672.1092553249.5135.python-list%40python.org
    
   We resist all urges to say more about decorators or white space. 
    
    
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Everything Python-related 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
    marvelous 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 newsgroup 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 intelligently 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 (PSF) has replaced the Python
    Consortium as an independent nexus of activity.  It has official
    responsibility for Python's development and maintenance. 
        http://www.python.org/psf/
    Among the ways you can support PSF is with a donation.
        http://www.python.org/psf/donate.html

    Cetus collects Python hyperlinks.
        http://www.cetus-links.org/oo_python.html

    Python FAQTS
        http://python.faqts.com/

    The Cookbook is a collaborative effort to capture useful and
    interesting recipes.
	http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python

    Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available are
	http://www.python.org/channews.rdf
	http://bootleg-rss.g-blog.net/pythonware_com_daily.pcgi
	http://python.de/backend.php
    For more, see
	http://www.syndic8.com/feedlist.php?ShowMatch=python&ShowStatus=all
    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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