Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jan 3)
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Tue Jan 3 19:08:02 CET 2006
QOTW: "People who are smart and care about correctness -- the
'reality-based community' -- often don't realise just how many
decisions are made on the basis of unfacts ..." - Steven D'Aprano
QOTW: "[PyPy will not bring about the Singularity.] But if it did,
imagine how cool that would look on the developers' rÃsumÃ." - Skip
Subversion, rather than CVS, now has the privilege of hosting
the reference Python sources:
The same post further reports on aspects of a couple of the few
issues truly significant for Python's long term: rationalization
of the AST, profiling at the level of Python source, an unsolved
problem in memory-management of a multiply-inheriting type, style
in maintenance of ports, and blemishes in StringIO.
Armed only with a Web browser, you can Try Python:
Thank Mike Meyer and idiom.com.
Mike Meyer, idiosyncratically backed by Frithiof Andreas Jensen,
also provides consummately level-headed advice on architectures
for mobile applications:
Andreas Kostyrka usefully details the performance and related
advantages high-level languages such as Python can boast:
sjdevnull calmly and accurately describes the advantages and
disadvantages of Apache in comparison to pure-Python solutions:
Memoization is more interesting, and potentially global-free,
than might first appear:
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*
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