Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jan 9)
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QOTW: Jim Fulton: "[What's] duck typing?"
Andrew Koenig: "That's the Australian pronunciation of 'duct taping'."
"I'm thinking that the I-Ching is a vast untapped resource for programming
wisdom, plus it makes it funny." -- Mark Carter
Nick Coghlan brings up the 'lambdas are going away in 3.0' topic, which
has been discussed before:
A user asks about a non-generator-based method for iteration using class
__iter__ and next() methods:
Daniel Bickett asks about getting Twisted and wxPython working together,
and receives both a threaded and non-threaded version:
A question about iterating over floats...be careful!
A Boogieman asks whether Python is easily learned and what can be done
with it. Quick answer: yes, and anything you are capable of doing:
This Boogieman later asks about GUI toolkits:
Erik Bethke writes Majong game after using Python for a month. Ahh, will
the wonders of Python never cease?
Kamilche asks about getting warnings when not calling a function, and gets
pointed to pychecker, something more of us should be using:
Are people allowed to build commercial applications in Python? YES!
Questions about asyncore brings up a web server in asyncore from _Python
Web Programming_, and a pointer to Twisted. Alternatively, one could look
at the asynchat or smtpd modules in the standard library as sources of
Everything Python-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in
Python.org's Python Language Website is the traditional
center of Pythonia
Notice especially the master FAQ
PythonWare complements the digest you're reading with the
marvelous daily python url
Mygale is a news-gathering webcrawler that specializes in (new)
World-Wide Web articles related to Python.
While cosmetically similar, Mygale and the Daily Python-URL
are utterly different in their technologies and generally in
comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be
sure to scan this newsgroup weekly.
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.
The Python Package Index catalogues packages.
The somewhat older Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects references
to all sorts of Python resources.
Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
The Python Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies
that base their business on ... Python."
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.
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.
Among the ways you can support PSF is with a donation.
Kurt B. Kaiser publishes a weekly report on faults and patches.
Cetus collects Python hyperlinks.
The Cookbook is a collaborative effort to capture useful and
Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available are
For more, see
The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
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.
deli.cio.us presents an intriguing approach to reference commentary.
It already aggregates quite a bit of Python intelligence.
*Py: the Journal of the Python Language*
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