Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jan 3)

Cameron Laird python-url at phaseit.net
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
Montanaro


    Subversion, rather than CVS, now has the privilege of hosting
    the reference Python sources:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python.announce/msg/c0d2c6d7634fc685
    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:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/66e659942f95b1a0/
    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:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/17ed53a636d55cf1/

    Andreas Kostyrka usefully details the performance and related
    advantages high-level languages such as Python can boast:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/223bb5636fee03c2

    sjdevnull calmly and accurately describes the advantages and
    disadvantages of Apache in comparison to pure-Python solutions:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/4be8398f690c57d7/

    Memoization is more interesting, and potentially global-free,
    than might first appear:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/b36ea6b290b8a902/
        

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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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