Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jun 21)

Peter Otten python-url at phaseit.net
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
    http://www.zopezen.org/Members/slinkp/Quote.2004-06-03.2651/view


    The Vancouver Workshop starts at the end of next month; it looks
    like a good one.  Talks must be submitted by tomorrow.
	http://www.vanpyz.org/conference

    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
	http://groups.google.com/groups?frame=left&th=5bd3ade86905a5fe

    Mark Hughes concisely summarizes the essentials of clipboard-think
    in an X context
	http://groups.google.com/groups?frame=left&th=8deb40e81e5bc214

    Batista Facundo tries to achieve immutability with a class written in
    pure Python.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=b9e8bfb6fc418694
    
    Raoul collects various strategies to connect a textbox and
    value-checking code.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=8330d1da313519f5
    
    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.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=f4edd746f4d0314c
        http://www.python.org/peps/pep-0008.html
    
    David Stockwell wonders how try...finally and try...except are best
    combined.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=38706301759dd499
    
    If you are teaching programming, Python is both easy to learn and
    powerful. NN has made the switch from C++.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=385262e8f3aa1a92
    

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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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