Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jun 29)
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Wed Jun 29 21:08:03 CEST 2005
QOTW: "And what defines a 'python activist' anyway? Blowing up Perl
installations worldwide?" - Ivan Van Laningham
"Floating point is about nothing if not being usefully wrong." - Robert Kern
Sibylle Koczian needs to sort part of a list. His first attempt made
the natural mistake - sorting a *copy* of part of the list:
Kevin Dangoor compares ZODB and pysqlite with SQLObject:
Uwe Mayer needs a little convincing about "consenting adults" philosophy:
Zope 2.8.0 is released:
Guido's ITC audio interview sparks off a discussion about the
advantages of static typing in terms of tool support:
Only c.l.py can go *this* far off topic without flames:
Is there any good stuff left that Python should steal from other
Peter Gengtsson reminds himself and us how useful the \b regular
expression special element is:
Are there any 3rd party modules that you'd like to see included in
the standard library?
Is Python a good language for teaching children to program?
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
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.
comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be
sure to scan this newsgroup weekly.
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.
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.
del.icio.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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