Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Oct 11)
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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.
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.
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.
PySQLite, the python interface to the SQLite embedded relational
database, hits 1.0.
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'.
Alex Martelli shows how we should use the plain objects returned by
object() as sentinels.
Robin Becker needs to determine whether an object is a sequence.
Boo 0.4.3, the Python-like language for .NET/Mono CLR, is out.
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."
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.
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.
Kurt B. Kaiser publishes a weekly report on faults and patches.
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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