Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Dec 21)

Cameron Laird python-url at phaseit.net
Wed Dec 21 18:08:04 CET 2005


QOTW:  "[P]ortability is an n-way street." - Paul McGuire

"Python's polymorphism support is so good that it makes inheritance much
less important than it is in other languages." - Ben Sizer


    Skip Montanaro presents the affirmative case for Python as
    a unit-testing framework for C++:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/1d214e2b636aa313/

    Oh.  Wow.  Nintendo DS-s run Python:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/4aec55ce14c73dd2/

    Eggs is "a Python-specific apt-get" (not limited to Debian, though):
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/cb116f06f3a64a59/

    mechanize scrapes the Web.  This page has Actual Working
    Examples:
        http://www.junkheap.net/projects/python-windows-ssl/python-windows-ssl.html    

    Python's local functions are inexpensive, preaches Fredrik Lundh.
    This reality is behind Pythonia's relative disaffection for lambda:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/b2481e0184cec255/
    In the same thread, Christopher Subich makes a sophisticated
    argument for lambda as "encapsulated expression" rather than
    "anonymous function".

    vd12 collects implementations of the crucial cross-product
    function.  Compare their readability to those coded in other
    well-known languages:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/41c7b5849068e4f2

    Tim Delaney distinguishes -c and -m in the course of explaining
    "a perfect example of a 'new' one-obvious-way replacing an
    old way":
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/3b6a37b52da3ec3/
    

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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.

    For far, FAR more Python reading than any one mind should
    absorb, much of it quite interesting, several pages index
    much of the universe of Pybloggers.
	http://lowlife.jp/cgi-bin/moin.cgi/PythonProgrammersWeblog
        http://www.planetpython.org/
        http://mechanicalcat.net/pyblagg.html

    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

    Steve Bethard, Tim Lesher, and Tony Meyer continue the marvelous
    tradition early borne by Andrew Kuchling, Michael Hudson and Brett
    Cannon 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/

    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

    Kurt B. Kaiser publishes a weekly report on faults and patches.
        http://www.google.com/groups?as_usubject=weekly%20python%20patch
       
    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.

    del.icio.us presents an intriguing approach to reference commentary.
    It already aggregates quite a bit of Python intelligence.
        http://del.icio.us/tag/python

    *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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