Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Sep 29)
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Wed Sep 29 04:08:06 CEST 2004
QOTW: "You *did* signal that quite adequately. This, however, is
comp.lang.python and clear signals never stopped anyone. <wink>"
"I think that the problem with debuggers is the same as with
optimization -- it's too easy to start doing it prematurely."
Gerrit Holl lists subtleties of a "straightforward" problem, and
starts to solve them:
A workshop on High Productivity Python on 12 October might
still have openings for presentations.
Dabo is "a true three-tier design" portable wxPython-based
Vinay Sajip explains that logging is easier than its
documentation has made it appear to be.
Resumable exceptions are too complicated for Python--probably.
How does one get the zip module to do something useful? Adept
Pythoneers start the way they start with *all* questions: by
asking the module to explain itself.
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.
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.
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