Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Dec 25)

Josiah Carlson python-url at phaseit.net
Sat Dec 25 22:08:03 CET 2004


QOTW:  "Python, the language that wraps tightly around a problem and
swallows it whole." -- Raymond Hettinger



    Because it is so important, this link is re-posted for the future
    (originally appeared in the December 15 Python-Url! posting by
    Cameron Laird): 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

    Mark English asks about running a tk GUI using a background thread.
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/1f8d0a962f3fba49

    You can register for PyCon DC 2005 on the web.
        http://www.python.org/pycon/2005/register.html
    
    A reminder to those who don't restart their editors while running
    their scripts:  you are probably looking for reload().
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/9cd52e7b2dc4e278
    
    Pointers to a handful of "graphics drawing" toolkits, hopefully to
    result in a learning tool for sorting algorithms in Python.
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/f8ed1f1e9b7e8063
    
    Importing binary modules from ZIPs by Thomas Heller.
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/bf37adb498126c0a
    
    For the masochistic among us, a 120+ message thread on the history
    of BASIC, Python, and why BASIC is probably not the first language
    one should learn.
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/5730ea9521effd09
    
    timbot exhibits a concrete instance of the long-conjectured 
    universal follow-up, that is, a post which mis-answers all
    confusion equally well.  Merry Christmas to you, too.
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/a472b72906740e8f

    Diez B. Roggisch asks about decorator peculiarities and receives
    a clarified version of his decorators in function and class form.
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/079f86a5f2af15a9
    
    Mike Meyer proposes a rational number module for Python.
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/2074c5329e4004eb
    
    Stephen Kellet announces a thread and lock validation tool for
    Python and its test-oriented fans.
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/6dfa265b1bd16048
    
    SPE version 0.7.0.a is released.
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/d71e84bb54aa4d9d
    
    PythonCAD 20 appears.
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/af83a14bdbd806e2
    
    Python is now available on NokiaS60 phones.
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/4bb1044d96b83962




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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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