Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Feb 3)
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Tue Feb 3 06:08:00 CET 2004
QOTW: "Inheritance is vastly oversold." -- John Roth
"One of the main reasons to prefer Python over other languages is its
newsgroup, indeed." -- Michele Simionato
Make sure you read this summary of Python's progress over the last year.
Jeremy Hylton explains the PyCon DC 2004 Sprints.
Maybe multiple inheritance isn't inherently evil. Surely,
though, we can all applaud Roy Smith's slogan that "your
main goal should be to make the program easy for somebody
else to understand ..."
Python Brasil is a Portuguese-language Wiki.
Decimal data might become real! That's what the progress
of PEP 327 indicates.
Paul Winkler contributes recipes for converting between color formats.
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 newly-revitalized newsgroup at least 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."
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.
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.
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