Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Oct 11)

Ville Vainio python-url at phaseit.net
Mon Oct 11 19:45:07 CEST 2004


QOTW:  "As revealed by PSU Research Paper 'UU788', the real reason is a side
effect of the nanovirus encroaching into non-whitespace, as first proposed
by 'UU355' and then earlier proven (twice, as it turned out) by 'UU6 9'.
The only defence is t*^$Z:%Z* NO CARRIER" - Richie Hindle. He appears to have
survived the... unfortunate incident.

"What do I have to say to get into the QOTW?" - Dan Python, who finally
realized that Dan Perl is not going to cut it as a name.


    Johannes Eble is looking for software te help replace Matlab with
    Python.  Respondents recommend the combination of SciPy and IPython.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=uhu1m0t4euvekl61ilengepdhuettvmutr%404ax.com
    
    Irmen de Jong is looking for a way to make an object temporarily
    read-only. Alex Martelli comes up with a clever,
    obvious-when-you-have-seen-it approach of changing the class of
    the live object.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=1gl6bdp.rudxqrkoby1zN%25aleaxit%40yahoo.com
    
    Global interpreter lock of CPython and multi-CPU scalability are
    a recurrent theme in comp.lang.python. The current concern involves
    the upcoming availability and popularity of multicore CPUs.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=6db3f637.0410042045.2171ad5f40posting.google.com
    
    PySQLite, the python interface to the SQLite embedded relational
    database, hits 1.0.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.4368.1097005231.5135.python-list%40python.org
   
    Carlos Ribeiro provides Erik Johnson a simple explanation of the
    mechanics behind class and function definitions - a simple matter
    that confuses many, especially people who think Python has such
    things as 'declarations'.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.4460.1097104255.5135.python-list%40python.org
    
    Alex Martelli shows how we should use the plain objects returned by
    object() as sentinels.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=1glatop.p9hsopf3b9m4N%25aleaxit%40yahoo.com
    
    Robin Becker needs to determine whether an object is a sequence.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=41650CAE.704%40chamonix.reportlab.co.uk
    
    Boo 0.4.3, the Python-like language for .NET/Mono CLR, is out.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=8PGdnS7wN_uwg_rcRVn-qw%40comcast.com
	

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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

    Python Success Stories--from air-traffic control to on-line
    match-making--can inspire you or decision-makers to whom you're
    subject with a vision of what the language makes practical.
        http://www.pythonology.com/success

    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

    Kurt B. Kaiser publishes a weekly report on faults and patches.
        http://www.google.com/groups?as_usubject=weekly%20python%20patch
       
    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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or
  http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_q=+Python-URL!&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python


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