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

Cameron Laird python-url at phaseit.net
Wed Dec 14 19:57:31 CET 2005


QOTW:  "If I feel the need for languages that enforce my design
decisions, I know where to find them." - Mike Meyer

"There's ... unavoidable complexity involved in managing a software
distribution composed of third party software packages.  At the very
least, you've got the original sources and the copy in the distribution
package, which leads to a synchronization problem." - Jeremy Hylton


    Python's big enough and serious enough that "put X in the core"
    has more consequences than a naive observer might first realize.
    *Not* having things there, or, worse, a flawed standard library,
    also have their costs:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/e095cc79d1efb99/

    Michael P. Soulier observes that, though "Object finalization
    and cleanup" happens to be written in Javan, it fully applies
    to Pythonia:
        http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/jw-06-1998/jw-06-techniques_p.html

    Mike Meyer, Kent Johnson, and others detail how to get object
    orientation and Python to team up ("manipulate the class rather
    than the attributes") to serve successful application development
    (rather than any of the other reverses):
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/8df795b928a75a5/

    There are several ways to "read Excel".  Some of them don't even
    require Windows:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/8c93f90a2ce6c8fc/

    Paul McGuire provides a sermon on portability, Python examples,
    learning trajectories, run-time libraries, and more:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/d762399b1687c05f

    bonono, Gerald Klix, Nick Craig-Wood, Bengt Richter, Magnus Lycka,
    and others provide correct code and anlysis for model "tails".
    Tail is paradigmatic; it exemplifies many common requirements:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/41545f457f06e9be/


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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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