Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Sep 14)
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Tue Sep 14 23:26:07 CEST 2004
QOTW: "[T]he essence of software development is code/task factorization."
Hung Jung Lu
"[U]se the best tool for the job, and don't use any that preclude you from
using others at the same time as well."
"SciPy 2004 ... was a great success."
Notice, by the way, the new availability of *Python Scripting
for Computational Science*.
"In recent months several posters on comp.lang.python have suggested
that Python would benefit from making it possible for people to
comment on the documentation, an approach similar to the PHP docs."
Andrew Kuchling didn't join the speculation on the desirability of
such a hypothetical; rather, In his award-winning manner, he created
it. Notice that discussion now focuses on optimization.
Magnus Lie Hetland launches a Wiki just to "chisel ... out a possible
standard API ... for graphs in Python." Notice that, by the end of
the thread, the Wiki is *not* temporary.
In a single thread, Alex Martelli both: enlists the tokenize
module to introduce examples of the advantages of the new
iterator protocol; and illustrates ways to leverage tokenize()
to handle tokens unknown to base Python.
Bryan Olson argues that David Mertz's "weightless threads" are
weak--weaker, at least, than true co-routines.
Is there a problem greenlets solve? Did Churchill and Fermi share
Alex Martelli makes the case that you, too, can readily learn
enough to be a time wizard.
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.
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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