Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jul 19)

Peter Otten python-url at phaseit.net
Mon Jul 19 17:21:04 CEST 2004


QOTW:  "So I better start practice my throwing, and Dan [Sugalski] better
start practice his ducking. ;-)" -- Guido van Rossum using his time-machine
for a preview on the Pie-thon at Oscon 2004.

"Anytime you need to do something on corresponding items in two lists, you
should think of zip(), as this binds the matching elements together." --
Marc Boeren


    Michele Simionato shows a concise way to implement a revolving
    counter.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=4edc17eb.0407180632.14385359%40posting.google.com
    
    In his answer to Chris Lyon, Daniel Dittmar posts a mini-tutorial on
    list comprehensions and iterators.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=cd0pse%24q2g%241%40news1.wdf.sap-ag.de
    
    Mike C. Fletcher shares his experiences in building Python extensions
    with the free (of charge) Microsoft Visual C++ Toolkit compiler.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.528.1090097933.5135.python-list%40python.org
        http://members.rogers.com/mcfletch/programming/mstoolkit/
    
    Python newbie Matt Feinstein misses fixed-size integers in the core.
    While answers point out that this will not be problem in practice,
    Dan Bishop has a pure-python implementation to ease the (phantom?)
    pain.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=ad052e5c.0407161348.42abb996%40posting.google.com
    
    Jacek Generowicz explains Python's scoping rules, and yes, he has a
    not so hidden agenda.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=tyfwu15v85j.fsf%40pcepsft001.cern.ch
    
    David Pokorny wants to run a function a fixed number of bytecodes at
    a time. It turns out that a similar problem has already been discussed
    a year ago - with impressive code posted by Duncan Booth.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=40FA9D2A.3020905%40hotmail.com
    
    Python Windows guru Mark Hammond needs beta-testers with IIS and
    Apache experience for a new ISAPI module.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=cdf3mb%2418b0%241%40arachne.labyrinth.net.au
    
    Heiko Wundram engages in a discussion about the algorithm used in his
    little Minesweeper program.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.326.1089751896.5135.python-list%40python.org
    
    What is Pie-thon? For an explanation see
        http://www.artima.com/forums/flat.jsp?forum=122&thread=27898


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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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