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:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/a4b7d3e24a514afd
    
    Todd Steury learns about large float representations in python - and
    that applying some algebra sometimes yields better results than the
    naive approach:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/7f5afb4976277ddc
    
    pyparsing, the de-facto-standard for parser generation in python, is
    available at version 1.3.3: 
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python.announce/msg/ff39b02ac712ac79
    
    A new PyRex version addressing bugs ships:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python.announce/msg/b30bd0575b6bd080
    
    Metaclasses are so complicated as to make some of their artifacts
    appear buggy - but luckily they aren't ...
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/a1190851125ce7b5
    
    .NET 3.0 features provoke a discussion on python's nested-tuple
    function arguments:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/ee80ba95b76d76b

    Stackless receives popular publicity for its gaming ability:
        http://developers.slashdot.org/developers/05/09/17/182207.shtml?tid=156&tid=10
    Note how dramatically memory-management perspectives can differ:
        http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=162565&cid=13587741
    
    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:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/f7cb534119b877b9
    
    Accessing COM-components from python is usually done with
    win32com -- but in certain corner cases, comtypes serves you better
    (or at all):
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/e4075543c2d30200
    
    Creating histograms is a common problem -- another problem is which one
    is the preferred way to do so:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_frm/thread/60d405c5282ad36a/faa050cc5d76f6f0?q=dictionary&rnum=2#faa050cc5d76f6f0
    

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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.

    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.
	http://lowlife.jp/cgi-bin/moin.cgi/PythonProgrammersWeblog
        http://www.planetpython.org/
        http://mechanicalcat.net/pyblagg.html

    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

    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.
	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/

    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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