Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jul 12)

Peter Otten python-url at phaseit.net
Mon Jul 12 20:48:43 CEST 2004


QOTW: "Python's a language you can swear by, not at." - Chris

"Every sufficiently advanced LISP application will eventually reimplement
Python." - Hodgson's Law


    Chad Himeda asks for a nested loop limit and Peter Hansen answers
    with a quick test on the commandline. A discussion on the merits of
    code approaching this limit entrails.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=fd07865f.0407071045.16e20c84%40posting.google.com
    
    Karl Pech wants to calculate PI using the Monte Carlo method - and fast.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=ccke8p%24c0h%2406%241%40news.t-online.com
    
    Chris recollects how he fell in love with Python.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.138.1089318827.5135.python-list%40python.org
    
    Marco Aschwanden asks for opinions on the use of multiple return
    statements in a single function.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.158.1089358188.5135.python-list%40python.org
    
    Bryan Olson searches for the longest matching prefix of a string using
    regular expressions. Michael Hudson offers an alternate approach.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=gN5Hc.12587%24ia1.1667%40newssvr27.news.prodigy.com
    
    Contrary to the current documentation, the open() builtin is not
    retained for compatibility only. It may even grow some extra logic and
    no longer be confined to ordinary files.
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2004-July/045931.html
    
    Guido van Rossum is less concerned about variable names shading
    builtins than many posters on c.l.py.
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2004-July/045948.html
    
    Anthony Baxter announces release of the first alpha version of
    Python 2.4. You are invited to download and participate in the test.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.157.1089357112.5135.python-list%40python.org
    

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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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