Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jul 12)
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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.
Karl Pech wants to calculate PI using the Monte Carlo method - and fast.
Chris recollects how he fell in love with Python.
Marco Aschwanden asks for opinions on the use of multiple return
statements in a single function.
Bryan Olson searches for the longest matching prefix of a string using
regular expressions. Michael Hudson offers an alternate approach.
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.
Guido van Rossum is less concerned about variable names shading
builtins than many posters on c.l.py.
Anthony Baxter announces release of the first alpha version of
Python 2.4. You are invited to download and participate in the test.
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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