Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Dec 10)

Josiah Carlson python-url at phaseit.net
Sat Dec 11 01:08:05 CET 2004


QOTW:  "I still think this is a silly idea, but at least it doesn't track mud
all over Python's nice clean rugs." -- Michael J. Fromberger
    http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/dde861393aa5a68/eb3a5e53f9743413

"Basically, in tk, canvases are for vector drawing; in other toolkits, they're
more for bitmap drawing. And this makes quite a difference..." -- Eric Brunel


    Lovers of the eric3 editor get a new 3.5.1 release.
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2004-November/252450.html
    
    Lovers of the Wing IDE editor get a new 2.0.1 release.
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2004-December/253698.html
    
    Sometimes the `struct` module's use and structure aren't obvious to the
    new user.  Tim Peters and Peter Hanson help clarify.
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2004-November/252741.html
    
    A company in New York is looking for a Python deveoper for Zope work.
    I know there has to be someone in NYC with that kind of experience.
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2004-December/252840.html
    
    Locks, mutexes, Semaphores - Oh My!  Discussion of when to use what.
    Hint: they are basically the same, only speed and internal implementation
    really set them apart.  RLock, Condition, Event, etc., add functionality.
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2004-December/252869.html
    
    Gordon Williams asks about set intersections.  Raymond Hettinger
    confirms that set intersection with the `set` module does the right
    thing.
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2004-December/253142.html
    
    A nice one-liner for DNA recombinations.  Be careful with the size of
    your input, you don't want to go and segfault with a 512M element list...
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2004-December/252970.html
    
    Armin Ringo releases Psyco 1.3, for those of us who like our Python to
    execute faster.  Support for Python 2.1-2.4 is included, as well as more
    support for local variables.
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2004-December/253234.html
    
    Alia Khouri asks "why no python setup.py uninstall?" and gets basically
    no response.  It brings up the topic of Python package management, which
    has been discussed before.
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2004-December/253316.html
        http://python.org/peps/pep-0301.html
    
    Andre Roberge asks for advice on naming a new (claimed better) version
    of "Guido van Robot", which is an instructional tool for new programmers.
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2004-December/253453.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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