Python Patterns

Roger rlwm.erens at
Thu Oct 7 00:03:27 CEST 2004

aleaxit at (Alex Martelli) wrote in message news:<1gl88is.1sxl7371uqtnyzN%aleaxit at>...
> Dave Pawson <davep at> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2004-10-05 at 22:56, Alex Martelli wrote:
> > 
> > > Yep -- I've been writing about DPs with/for Python for years now (that's
> > > the invariable background to almost all of my conference talks &c, check
> > > most of them out at, and one day (once I'm done doing
> > > 2nd editions of cookbooks and nutshells;-) I hope to write a book about
> > > that 
> > 
> > Wouldn't it be nice if there was a wiki to collect them on Alex!
> There's a great wiki on Patterns (indeed I think it was historically the
> first one -- the Portland Patterns Repository, I believe) and I'm sure
> they're not language bigots, so one could try going there.
> Personally, I'm smack in the middle of editing/coordinating/writing a
> multi-authors book for the 2nd time -- indeed, the Python Cookbook is
> rather exceptional in the extent of its multi-authorness! -- and I'm not
> keen for a 3rd run... it's fascinating but also a mess.  Just imagine
> one contributor not answering mail (to send a proper intellectual
> property release when asked), or deciding he doesn't want to after all,
> holding up the whole project... *shudder*.  And, with a Wiki, authorship
> of each word, each sentence may be even harder to trace.
> I think I'll do the book myself, or with one well-identified co-author,
> though of course I'll put up pieces in more discursive form to get
> feedback &c...
> Alex

Will the book also include an appendix on anti patterns?


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