Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Dec 25)
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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*.
Mark English asks about running a tk GUI using a background thread.
You can register for PyCon DC 2005 on the web.
A reminder to those who don't restart their editors while running
their scripts: you are probably looking for reload().
Pointers to a handful of "graphics drawing" toolkits, hopefully to
result in a learning tool for sorting algorithms in Python.
Importing binary modules from ZIPs by Thomas Heller.
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.
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.
Diez B. Roggisch asks about decorator peculiarities and receives
a clarified version of his decorators in function and class form.
Mike Meyer proposes a rational number module for Python.
Stephen Kellet announces a thread and lock validation tool for
Python and its test-oriented fans.
SPE version 0.7.0.a is released.
PythonCAD 20 appears.
Python is now available on NokiaS60 phones.
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.
*Py: the Journal of the Python Language*
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