Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Mar 7)
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Mon Mar 7 21:08:05 CET 2005
QOTW: "Really, of course, the only things you need to make explicit are the
ones that readers don't understand." -- Steve Holden
"Working with unicode objects in Python is so transparent, it's easy to
forget about what a C extension would likely want." -- Kevin Dangoor
"You take leadership in a small area, and you keep it as long as you
care to." -- Max M, on the slender rewards of open-source authorship
Even with everything else going on at PyCon2005--dynamite
speakers, thrilling Sprints, and so on--the most newsworthy
event of the week likely will be revelations about IronPython's
schedule. When will it be possible to create .NET services
in Python? Keep in mind that PythonNet already lets Python
applications be .NET clients:
Brett C. begins his farewell tour from python-dev summation:
Python has a Security Response Team, python-dev has new
summarizers, CPython might soon have a new "throwaway
list" optimization, and those only hint at the range of
progress python-dev has made in the last fortnight:
Skip Montanaro and Diez Roggisch write with precision on
use of urllib, and particularly its user-agent refinement:
Python is a good extension language, in the sense that an
application or parts of it can be made scriptable under the
control of an end-user. It's easy to do so--but be careful
to promote "safe plugging":
Jeff Epler exhibits a definition which automates remote
control of Tkinter processes:
ChaosKCW offers timings and brief commentary on alternative
wrappings of SQL access with iterables and generators:
Python is flexible. You can create applications, you can work
interactively, you can interactively manage applications, you
can create applications that offer interaction under
programmatic control, you can ...:
One of the fundamentals of Python's origin was that the
language play well with others (an innovation, in that
context). Among the many instances of teamwork between
Python and other languages that turn up daily is Python's
success in development of assemblers:
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.
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.
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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