Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jul 26)
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Mon Jul 26 14:05:06 CEST 2004
QOTW: "With only one historian, there are no errors, everything written
becomes fact." - Raymond Hettinger about Brett Cannon as the author of the
"[C]ode runs in the scope it was *defined* in, not the scope it is invoked
in." - Jp Calderone
Dan Bishop posts a string-to-date conversion oneliner for Martin Bless.
When Chris asked for a translation of his QBasic drawing code into
Python, I was about to answer "you need a little more boilerplate".
But then I learned about turtle module.
Marduk wants string formatting to work with arbitrary sequences
instead of tuples. It should not be required that all items in the
sequence are consumed by the format string. Hans Nowak proposes a nice
[Off topic] Watch gumshoes Quinlan, Rowe, and Andreas uncover the evil
*** (I won't spoil it) haunting newbie Fred's Python experience.
Dave Reed has written an article about "Rapid Application Development
with Python and Glade".
Istvan Albert describes how to use standard Python classes with Zope.
Steve wants to extract numbers embedded in a text following a certain
pattern. A job for regular expressions? If you follow c.l.py, you will
probably have noted that everything that can be done with regexps can
also be achieved with Paul McGuire's pyparsing. Time to give it a try.
"It really shouldn't be considered 'amazing' that people donate, I
think... it just makes sense.", as Peter Hansen puts it. Thanks to a
large number of donors, the Python Software Foundation is able to
support Python-related projects.
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."
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.
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