Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Sep 19)
Diez B. Roggisch
python-url at phaseit.net
Mon Sep 19 20:22:37 CEST 2005
QOTW: "Python makes data-driven programming easy :-)" -- Kent
"Python rewards abstraction." -- Alex Martelli
As unicode becomes more and more prevalent, the issue of regular
expressions matching unicode character sets occurs more often. A
current thread has advice:
Todd Steury learns about large float representations in python - and
that applying some algebra sometimes yields better results than the
pyparsing, the de-facto-standard for parser generation in python, is
available at version 1.3.3:
A new PyRex version addressing bugs ships:
Metaclasses are so complicated as to make some of their artifacts
appear buggy - but luckily they aren't ...
.NET 3.0 features provoke a discussion on python's nested-tuple
Stackless receives popular publicity for its gaming ability:
Note how dramatically memory-management perspectives can differ:
Sudoku puzzles are fun to solve -- both "in real", and by writing
software solvers. Python-based solvers on different levels of
complexity can be seen here:
Accessing COM-components from python is usually done with
win32com -- but in certain corner cases, comtypes serves you better
(or at all):
Creating histograms is a common problem -- another problem is which one
is the preferred way to do so:
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
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*
Archive probing tricks of the trade:
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