Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Dec 30)
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Thu Dec 30 14:08:02 CET 2004
QOTW: "I found the discussion of unicode, in any python book I have,
insufficient." -- Thomas Heller
"If you develop on a Mac, ... Objective-C could come in handy. . . .
PyObjC makes mixing the two languages dead easy and more convenient than
indoor plumbing." -- Robert Kern
Among other activities, the PSF aggregates donors with dollars
destined to do good Python works, and developers expert in
obscure corners of Pythonia.
Yippee! The martellibot promises to explain Unicode for Pythoneers.
The glorious SciPy project supports *multiple* worthwhile Wikis.
Good style in Python does not generally include "in-place"
operations on lists. Several cleaner idioms are possible.
Assume you're comfortable with tuples' semantics, immutability,
and so on. Do you correctly understand the basics of their
syntax, though? This is another opportunity to think about
Unicode, by the way.
Robert Kern, Paul Rubin, Mike Meyer, Alex Martelli, and others
provide disproportionately high-quality advice (and tangents!)
on the subject of languages which complement Python.
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."
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.
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.
Kurt B. Kaiser publishes a weekly report on faults and patches.
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.
deli.cio.us presents an intriguing approach to reference commentary.
It already aggregates quite a bit of Python intelligence.
*Py: the Journal of the Python Language*
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