Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Sep 14)

Cameron Laird python-url at phaseit.net
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."
                                 Roger Binns


    "SciPy 2004 ... was a great success."
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=cf4d033c9ca22c42
    Notice, by the way, the new availability of *Python Scripting
    for Computational Science*.
        http://www.amk.ca/diary/archives/cat_python.html#003329

    "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.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?frame=left&th=4e553e0347dd115c

    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.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?frame=left&th=93df0776394aa6f0

    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.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?frame=left&th=b9914fda3566bbd0

    Bryan Olson argues that David Mertz's "weightless threads" are
    weak--weaker, at least, than true co-routines.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?frame=left&th=ca4b3ec6501d42aa

    Is there a problem greenlets solve?  Did Churchill and Fermi share
    a speechwriter?
        http://groups.google.com/groups?frame=left&th=696336311fa0f429
	http://groups.google.com/groups?frame=left&th=c802f304c8eafcc3

    Alex Martelli makes the case that you, too, can readily learn
    enough to be a time wizard.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=135ee8f8e6a362f5


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Everything Python-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in
these pages:

    Python.org's Python Language Website is the traditional
    center of Pythonia
        http://www.python.org
    Notice especially the master FAQ
        http://www.python.org/doc/FAQ.html

    PythonWare complements the digest you're reading with the
    marvelous daily python url
         http://www.pythonware.com/daily  
    Mygale is a news-gathering webcrawler that specializes in (new)
    World-Wide Web articles related to Python.
         http://www.awaretek.com/nowak/mygale.html 
    While cosmetically similar, Mygale and the Daily Python-URL
    are utterly different in their technologies and generally in
    their results.

    comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software.  Be
    sure to scan this newsgroup weekly.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python.announce

    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.
	http://www.python.org/dev/summary/

    The Python Package Index catalogues packages.
        http://www.python.org/pypi/

    The somewhat older Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects references
    to all sorts of Python resources.
        http://www.vex.net/~x/parnassus/   

    Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
    mailing lists
        http://www.python.org/sigs/

    The Python Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies
    that base their business on ... Python."
	http://www.python-in-business.org

    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.
        http://www.pythonology.com/success

    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. 
        http://www.python.org/psf/
    Among the ways you can support PSF is with a donation.
        http://www.python.org/psf/donate.html

    Cetus collects Python hyperlinks.
        http://www.cetus-links.org/oo_python.html

    Python FAQTS
        http://python.faqts.com/

    The Cookbook is a collaborative effort to capture useful and
    interesting recipes.
	http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python

    Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available are
	http://www.python.org/channews.rdf
	http://bootleg-rss.g-blog.net/pythonware_com_daily.pcgi
	http://python.de/backend.php
    For more, see
	http://www.syndic8.com/feedlist.php?ShowMatch=python&ShowStatus=all
    The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
    SourceForge reincarnation.
        http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=355470&group_id=5470&func=browse
        http://python.sourceforge.net/peps/pep-0042.html
     
    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*
        http://www.pyzine.com

    Archive probing tricks of the trade:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python&num=100
        http://groups.google.com/groups?meta=site%3Dgroups%26group%3Dcomp.lang.python.*

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