Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jan 23)

Magnus Lycka python-url at phaseit.net
Mon Jan 23 07:57:42 CET 2006


QOTW:  "The IEEE-754 standard doesn't wholly define output conversions, and
explicitly allows that a conforming implementation may produce any digits
whatsoever at and after the 18th signficant digit, when converting a 754
double to string.  In practice, all implementations I know of that exploit
that produce zeroes at and after the 18th digit -- but they could produce 1s
instead, or 9s, or digits from pi, or repetitions of the gross national
product of Finland in 1967." - Tim Peters

"If you can't do a first version in six months with a team of six people it
is a sign that you don't really know what you want." - Jack Diederich


    Besides the layout for the new Python web site, work on converting
    the content from the current site has begun:
        http://groups.google.se/group/comp.lang.python/browse_frm/thread/330af3b245145f7e/429bd0c83ff89b0c?rnum=3#429bd0c83ff89b0c
    
    There has been interest in Sudoku solvers on comp.lang.python
    lately:
        http://groups.google.se/group/comp.lang.python/search?q=sudoku&start=0&scoring=d&
    
    Don't expect to use the ConfigParser for non-text data. Use ConfigObj
    instead when that's what you need:
        http://groups.google.se/group/comp.lang.python/browse_frm/thread/3b5f75051b1fb57c
    
    How do you use Python without installing it on your computer?
        http://groups.google.se/group/comp.lang.python/browse_frm/thread/8ed65089a7c01e3b
    
    Should a web development framework be included in the standard
    library?
        http://groups.google.se/group/comp.lang.python/browse_frm/thread/d3e9bd6d002df4d4
    
    Claudio Grondi tries to grok Python by asking questions that
    seem to confuse those who try to answer:
        http://groups.google.se/group/comp.lang.python/browse_frm/thread/b6515a4574dc9292
    
    No, regular expressions aren't supposed to be gargantuan, but
    there should really be a proper exception when they are:
        http://groups.google.se/group/comp.lang.python/browse_frm/thread/64df1dd7202e247e
    
    This is neither the first nor the last week, when someone asks
    questions related to a mismatch between binary floats and decimal
    numbers:
        http://groups.google.se/group/comp.lang.python/browse_frm/thread/fe07673b9f77738e
    
    How do we generate graphics dynamically with Python CGI scripts?
        http://groups.google.se/group/comp.lang.python/browse_frm/thread/8179735820c85cb
    
    A PHP programmer is making efforts to figure out Python, in
    particular with regards to threads, databases and modularity.
    (Welcome Robin!)
        http://groups.google.se/group/comp.lang.python/browse_frm/thread/bf75a37e9242cce
        http://groups.google.se/group/comp.lang.python/browse_frm/thread/2055bab118aeec50
    
    Numarray, Numeric, NumPy... There should be one--and preferably
    only one--obvious way to do it. So, which is it?
        http://groups.google.se/group/comp.lang.python/browse_frm/thread/2a308411c39c042
    

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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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