Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Mar 1)

Cameron Laird python-url at phaseit.net
Wed Mar 2 00:50:31 CET 2005


Editor's note:  "Python-URL!" is minimal.  It doesn't support advertisements,
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don't claim infallibility, and we even take a couple weeks off some years.
Occasionally, though--not as often as the US enters a shooting war, say,
but more frequently than IBM hires a new CEO--we pause for a sufficiently
important correction or announcement.  This year, we apologize for
inexplicably changing Oliver Schoenborn's name a couple of weeks ago to
"Philip".  Also, has anyone indexed Python bloggers (that is, webloggers
of things Pythonic)?


QOTW:  "... more like generator included." -- Efrat Regev, on the proper
characterization of our language of choice

VOTW:  Steves break ground on VOTWs.  Notice the surrounding serious
discussions on what exactly makes for an improvement in the language.
    http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/1c39adfc9408e225
    http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/1fb3718aee61e4a7


    Andrew Kuchling's explanation of PyZeroconf is exemplary:
        http://www.amk.ca/python/zeroconf

    All those calendrical/temporal things you need that the standard
    datetime module doesn't supply?  Gustavo Niemeyer supplies (most
    of) them:
        https://moin.conectiva.com.br/DateUtil

    Laugh?  Cry?  Appeal to the UN?  Not only can Python define "(almost)
    arbitrary infix operators", but you can parametrize their production,
    with "probably the best Python hack *ever*":
        http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python/Recipe/384122

    Python 3000 might be real, and relatively free of trauma:
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2005-January/051363.html

    Graybeard Steve Holden rambles through the sort of speech that
    commentators usually take as a sign of breakdown.  In this
    case, though, the delivery has the virtues of:  accuracy; and
    relevance:
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/9eb125ba50863d57

    The state of the art of use of decorations continues to advance:
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/133cf2869cc6907d/

    Pythoneers, too, can solve polynomials (although probably not without
    obscure astronomical, linguistic, artistic, ... references):
        http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/4a4db288862f890f/


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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.

    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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