Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Sep 29)

Cameron Laird python-url at phaseit.net
Wed Sep 29 04:03:26 CEST 2004


QOTW: "You *did* signal that quite adequately. This, however, is
comp.lang.python and clear signals never stopped anyone.  <wink>"
    Peter Hansen

"I think that the problem with debuggers is the same as with
optimization -- it's too easy to start doing it prematurely."
    Carlos Ribeiro


    Gerrit Holl lists subtleties of a "straightforward" problem, and
    starts to solve them:
        http://www.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.4001.1096357473.5135.python-list%40python.org   

    A workshop on High Productivity Python on 12 October might
    still have openings for presentations.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=bc16bbd85b4d10d9

    Dabo is "a true three-tier design" portable wxPython-based
    freely-available framework.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=78be1e32fa9ac645

    Vinay Sajip explains that logging is easier than its 
    documentation has made it appear to be.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=JqSdnXgsbLTkosXcRVn-vw%40powergate.ca
    
    Resumable exceptions are too complicated for Python--probably.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?frame=left&th=eebe9a8d1fee47f5

    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.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?frame=left&th=586b1ae0d7d403cc
        http://groups.google.com/groups?frame=left&th=5814e0fbe3ef7679
        http://groups.google.com/groups?frame=left&th=8f06411b073cf498


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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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