Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Sep 26)

Diez B. Roggisch python-url at phaseit.net
Mon Sep 26 21:12:31 CEST 2005


QOTW:  "This is Open Source. If you want an initiative, start
one." -- Rheinold Birkenfeld

"I've found jython incredibly helpful in learning java." -- pythonUser_07


    The fourth annual "Free Software and Open Source Symposium" hosted by
    Canada's largest college includes a talk on "Python Power -- Learning,
    Teaching and Doing with the World's Easiest Programming Language":
        http://cs.senecac.on.ca/soss/2005/agenda.php
	http://cs.senecac.on.ca/soss/2005/presentations/george.php

    The first PyWeek Game Programming Challenge is finished - and it seems
    it was a great success. See this thread for the results:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/e33c3ee2550b90d3
    
    py2exe has been a tremendous help for lots of application
    developers - but its maintainer is getting tired maintaining it.
    Any volunteers?
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/397dbc71441a8890
    
    pythonXX.dll gets larger and larger - read on how you can reduce it
    in size if you absolutely must in the age of gigabyte-equipped
    mp3-players:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/a20f937a67047406

    Laszlo Zolt Nagy learns that self-reordering lists aren't the solution
    for least-recently-used caches - and is given some pointers where to
    find implementations of these:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/5431d51de8d3c9a1

    Mercurial is a Python-based "distributed SCM" .
        http://www.selenic.com/mercurial/wiki/index.cgi              
    
    This is to all of the home-brewn frankenstein-style DNA-sequence
    manglers: use Python, but don't use immutable strings when a list
    is all you need to fine-tune your next creation:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/78b7f9df4f36b2db
    
    sys.argv nicely provides command-line arguments - most of the time.
    But when it comes to passing internationalized strings on windows,
    one has to use the win32-API:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_frm/thread/22bcdd80266c6b68/5ed8287c40c79e10?q=Python+argv+and+special+characters&rnum=1#5ed8287c40c79e10
    

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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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