Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Oct 25)
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Tue Oct 26 01:08:06 CEST 2004
QOTW: "[M]uch of the sample Python code in the world represents
relatively good programming practices." -- Tim Roberts
"[C]hoosing a language based on the speed of its implementations is the
ultimate _premature_ optimization, of course." -- Alex Martelli
Andreas Kostyrka summarizes the design judgment behind
Not only has the logging module become an apparent moral
imperative, but explaining its ease seems on the same path.
Ville Vainio and others do their part.
Andrew Clover knows how to deal with expat's limitations in
confronting DBCS encodings. You'll want this if you deal with
oriental writing systems.
Web production is collaborative. This has consequences.
Alex Martelli makes the design ones clear. Max M and others
argue the range of applicability of "templating".
Python can compose functions in single lines, when pushed.
Rather than fret about schedules, compatibility, and so on,
Jeremy Bowers' response to the puzzle of Tile upgrades is
simply to use them.
Python even connects to the real world. That's the experience,
at least, of the folks at Engenuity Corporation and Phaseit on
the verge of sponsoring an Agile Control Forum. "Control" here
has to do with physical objects--things that move.
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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