Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jan 9)

Josiah Carlson python-url at phaseit.net
Sun Jan 9 19:08:03 CET 2005


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:
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/81e17b1d3ccba538
    
    A user asks about a non-generator-based method for iteration using class
    __iter__ and next() methods:
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/6336a00ad217888a
    
    Daniel Bickett asks about getting Twisted and wxPython working together,
    and receives both a threaded and non-threaded version:
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/73f1e7758225afc3
    
    A question about iterating over floats...be careful!
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/1278866159ac4429
    
    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:
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/e67b776df72eb336
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/d502698b4adacd01
    
    Erik Bethke writes Majong game after using Python for a month.  Ahh, will
    the wonders of Python never cease?
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/6d710e35007f0f32
    
    Kamilche asks about getting warnings when not calling a function, and gets
    pointed to pychecker, something more of us should be using:
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/dff810b7dacd247c
    
    Are people allowed to build commercial applications in Python?  YES!
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/aa953388db68b196
    
    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
    inspiration:
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/81360ec06013e36d
    
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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

    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.

    deli.cio.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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