Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Dec 15)

Cameron Laird python-url at phaseit.net
Wed Dec 15 20:08:03 CET 2004


QOTW:  "[Python demands more thought in optimization, because i]n
other languages, by the time you get the bloody thing working it's
time to ship, and you don't have to bother worrying about making
it optimal." -- Simon Brunning

"One of the best features of c.l.py is how questions phrased in the
most ambiguous terms are often slowly elaborated into meaningful
enquiries." -- Steve Holden


    Martin Bless summarizes in an extremely valuable post what
    you need to know to generate Python-related executable binaries
    targeted for Windows*.
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/73f29284d1e031c7/

    John Hunter, Fredrik Lundh, Pádraig Brad, and Tim Peters
    work out in public on a model problem of textual analysis.
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/b009627e9a5abc64/7d75f531ba8a7fe2

    Amidst the usual combination of heat and light (in this case,
    on commercial acceptance and applicability of OO), Mike Meyer
    narrates from his own experience an example of how good object
    orientation can be.
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/16590f4138b6a978/

    gDesklets are attention-grabbing Py-scriptable desktop decorations.
        http://gdesklets.gnomedesktop.org/index.php

    Sure, a list comprehension can comprise multiple "for"-s.
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/ee5f7f8c227b22ff/

    Mac OS X makes for highly-desired (at least by some) development
    hosts; moreover "there are three killer features in MacPython
    that you can't get anywhere else ..."
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pythonmac-sig/2004-December/012298.html


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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

    Kurt B. Kaiser publishes a weekly report on faults and patches.
        http://www.google.com/groups?as_usubject=weekly%20python%20patch
       
    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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