Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Sep 20)

Cameron Laird python-url at phaseit.net
Mon Sep 20 17:37:48 CEST 2004


QOTW:  "The advantage of using slices to extract a single element is that it
avoids IndexErrors for empty lists."  Raymond Hettinger
    http://groups.google.com/groups?th=44bd04fe85d02c19

"Usually when you feel that you need to generate instances with certain names
you are on the wrong track in translating the problem you need to solve into
a program. "  Istvan Albert
    http://groups.google.com/groups?frame=left&th=6ce53556b4307fb5

    
    Michael Sparks, David Mertz, Patrick Maupin, Bengt Richter, and
    others deepen discussion, mentioned last week, of greenlets,
    co-routines, and related matters.  Particularly note explanations
    of confusing labels.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?frame=left&th=ca4b3ec6501d42aa

    Bengt Richter and Lonnie Princehouse provide substantial 
    examples of Python-based (lexical) parsing.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?frame=left&th=795e46367a16d38

    'Need to track every object in the solar system?  Erik Max Francis'
    Python coding makes it "simple but useful".
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=744df8e93a7a5e5e
        
    Opportunity:  if you'll be at this year's SANE in Amsterdam,
    help proselytize at the Python Software Foundation stand.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=c916b2fefd4e878d

    Wayne Pierce bases nascent Security Advisor's security auditing on 
    filesystem and service scans.  Python makes it all comprehensible.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=4387aeb99f5c49d2

    Alex Martelli provides a model for "self-updating" Python-coded
    software.
	http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=1gkazd2.1qm3g0u1l6b7lmN%25aleaxit%40yahoo.com
    Of course, for Alex, "somedict.get(x, x) [is] a *frequent* Python idiom".
        http://groups.google.com/groups?frame=left&th=3c7dc03a05fa8d1

    Yet another distribution?  Ubuntu Linux is an ambitious and 
    Python-oriented one.
        http://www.ubuntulinux.org/


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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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