Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jul 26)

Peter Otten python-url at phaseit.net
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
python-dev summary

"[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.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=ad052e5c.0407201114.71ba95a0%40posting.google.com
    
    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.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=Xns952E8286F18Fduncanrcpcouk%40127.0.0.1
    
    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
    try-and-error approach.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=40FF1A61.9050408%40zephyrfalcon.org
    
    [Off topic] Watch gumshoes Quinlan, Rowe, and Andreas uncover the evil
    *** (I won't spoil it) haunting newbie Fred's Python experience.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=urqsf0lvs9eq64b4ruv5rpsa57ddl35gb8%404ax.com&rnum=1
    
    Dave Reed has written an article about "Rapid Application Development
    with Python and Glade".
        http://www.linuxjournal.com/article.php?sid=7421
    
    Istvan Albert describes how to use standard Python classes with Zope.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=dY6dnXGNQOQMvJzcRVn-og%40giganews.com
    
    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.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=e3805b94.0407240932.6d43a16b%40posting.google.com
        http://pyparsing.sourceforge.net
    
    "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.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=40fcaa90%240%2427091%249b622d9e%40news.freenet.de
        http://www.python.org/psf/call-2004.html
        http://www.python.org/psf/donations.html
    
    
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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

    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

    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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