Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jun 21)
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Tue Jun 22 00:19:19 CEST 2004
QOTW: "try...except and try...finally are really two completely different
statements with different purposes." - Carl Banks
"Zope and ZODB do incredibly complex stuff as side effects in what Guido
surely thought of as 'tiny hooks'. He had in mind that hasattr() might
look for a key in a dict or list, and suppress a harmless KeyError or
IndexError, not start World War III and then send an endless sequence of
Terminators back in time to change the outcome <wink>." - Tim Peters
The Vancouver Workshop starts at the end of next month; it looks
like a good one. Talks must be submitted by tomorrow.
Fredrik Lundh illustrates an advantage of regular-expression
callbacks in a thread that demonstrates, once again, that any
advantage Perl has in REs is slight
Mark Hughes concisely summarizes the essentials of clipboard-think
in an X context
Batista Facundo tries to achieve immutability with a class written in
Raoul collects various strategies to connect a textbox and
Peter Hansen: "Now that the editor and tab-wars are over..."
Ville Vanio: "Do we finally have the official endorsement to burn
tab-users at stake?"
Style does matter to pythoneers. This is why a change in the style
guide cannot go unnoticed for long.
David Stockwell wonders how try...finally and try...except are best
If you are teaching programming, Python is both easy to learn and
powerful. NN has made the switch from C++.
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.
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*
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