Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jan 10)

Cameron Laird python-url at phaseit.net
Wed Jan 11 00:08:03 CET 2006


QOTW:  "I'm a huge fan of single digit numbers ..." - Jim Hugunin,
illustrating his undiminished grasp on the Pythonic ethos

"It's hard to say exactly what constitutes research in the computer
world, but as a first approximation, it's software that doesn't have
users." - Paul Graham


    Microsoft makes IronPython official.  Sort-of:
        http://www.redmondmag.com/news/article.asp?EditorialsID=7116

    Movable Python has the potential to affect your programming
    life even more than Microsoft's embrace.  Yes, it's that
    important:
        http://www.voidspace.org.uk/python/movpy/
	http://opag.ca/pipermail/opag/2005-December/001816.html

    Can a generator have "additional methods"?  Raymond Hettinger,
    Lonnie Pricehouse, and others push the envelope:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/49083fe389ce321f/

    Adults discuss itertools deeply:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/6ada7bd0897442df/

    Ziga Seilnacht supplies apparently-working code which 
    reports on a Windows host's notions about the Python
    installations it has registered:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/e31cb87ba2778e63/

    Jean-Paul Calderone exhibits four amusingly succinct 
    segfaults attainable with "pure Python" on, for example,
    standard Linux installations:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/378d8ac5b87ba694

    Sit in windowless rooms with other T-shirt clad zealots--it's PyCon 2006!
        http://us.pycon.org/TX2006

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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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