Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Aug 18)
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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." -
Colin J. Williams shows Mizrandir how to subclass numarray's arrays.
Hoang Do receives various suggestions how to drop into the interpreter
from a running script.
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".
Timothy Fitz starts a discussion of the differences between Python's
generators (an overwhelming success) and coroutines.
Fazer learns that he has competition in the area of scripts
that retrieve weather forecasts from the web.
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.
Roman Suzi has a clear vision of Python 3.0's design process in 2015.
We resist all urges to say more about decorators or white space.
Everything Python-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in
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
marvelous 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 newsgroup weekly.
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.
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 (PSF) has replaced the Python
Consortium as an independent nexus of activity. It has official
responsibility for Python's development and maintenance.
Among the ways you can support PSF is with a donation.
Cetus collects Python hyperlinks.
The Cookbook is a collaborative effort to capture useful and
Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available are
For more, see
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.
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