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

Peter Otten python-url at phaseit.net
Mon Aug 23 22:08:07 CEST 2004


QOTW: "Lucky for me I found python before Java took over my brain." - Huy
"Python fits my brain" - c.l.py proverb

"So as far as I'm concerned, SOAP is not XML, nor is it useful to even a
fraction of the degree to which it is destructive." - Uche Ogbuji


    Over the weekend Andrea Griffini has implemented a toy Basic
    interpreter in Python, inspired by a post of Leif K-Brooks. A few
    other languages are also available.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=2oo13eFcj548U1%40uni-berlin.de
    
    Jeff Epler and Martin von Loewis help Vincent Delft to overcome the lack
    of encoding-awareness in the zip file format.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=4127a6d7%240%244090%24ba620e4c%40news.skynet.be
    
    As of June 2004, Pythonology has a few new success stories.
        http://www.pythonology.com/success
    
    Python people are nice, says Andy Todd.
        http://www.halfcooked.com/mt/archives/000833.html
    
    Something new from the decorator front:
    Paul McGuire initates another decorator poll and a new keyword
    followed by a suite seems to emerge as a viable contender with a small
    chance to beat the pie syntax.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=t07Vc.1179%24v86.188%40fe2.texas.rr.com
    
    Thanks to the work of Michael Sparks building on previous efforts
    by Mark Russell there is already a patch. Anthony Baxter, the
    outspoken proponent of the pie syntax, helps with some useful hints,
    too.
        http://www.python.org/sf/1013835
    
    Robert Brewer volunteers to "sell" the result to GvR.
        http://www.aminus.org/rbre/python/pydec.html
    
    Too old/too young is no excuse for not learning Python, according to
    a thread started by Lucas Raab, asking for the
        "Age of Python programmers" 
    with the only word of caution,
        "Not yet, but our day will come"
    being uttered by Robey Holderith.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=5f4805189aa2470d
    
    
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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

    Python Success Stories--from air-traffic control to on-line
    match-making--can inspire you or decision-makers to whom you're
    subject with a vision of what the language makes practical.
        http://www.pythonology.com/success

    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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