Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jun 12)

Cameron Laird python-url at phaseit.net
Mon Jun 12 15:55:42 CEST 2006


QOTW:  "Check out BeautifulSoup -- you will never write HTMLParser-based
screen scrapers again. :)" - Jonathan Ellis

"You clearly need something instead of XML." - Paul McGuire
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/09e943c8dbf1e8c5?


    Johann C. Rocholl donates a PNG manager in pure Python:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/97c035f8b3646fd/

    Andrew Clover provides new Python icons:
       http://doxdesk.com/img/software/py/icons2.png
       http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2006-March/063235.html
       http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2006-April/063517.html

    Might it be practical to use py2exe to make single-file executables
    of Tkinter applications?  Perhaps when Tkinter reaches 8.5 of Tk:
	http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/b6a61337d86c3b4e/

    Even more primitive compilation abilities have advanced lately.
    Paul Moore details construction of Python with the fee-free 
    Microsoft compiler, while Anthony Baxter compiles Python with
    C++ (!):
        http://wiki.python.org/moin/Building_Python_with_the_free_MS_C_Toolkit?highlight=%28building%29
        http://svn.python.org/projects/python/trunk/PCbuild/readme.txt
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2006-April/063719.html
	http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2006-April/063632.html

    Danny Yee accurately describes David Mertz' Python book:
        http://dannyreviews.com/h/Text_Python.html 

    Anthony Baxter has created a "Firefox searchbar" which finds Python
    bugs by their SourceForge IDs.  There are also two Firefox sidebar
    options:
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2006-April/063285.html
        http://www.python.org/~anthony/searchbar/
        http://starship.python.net/~skippy/mozilla/
        http://projects.edgewall.com/python-sidebar/

    A few low-level technical touches have the potential to affect
    wider audiences:  a patch from Georg Brandl effects a ratified
    improvement to traceback, but one which breaks several exising
    doctests:
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2006-April/063662.html
    Also, Zachary Pincus and others worked out a dlopen()-based
    upgrade to dynamic loading under Mac OS X (or Darwin more
    broadly): 
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2006-April/063336.html


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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

    Python411 indexes "podcasts ... to help people learn Python ..."
    Updates appear more-than-weekly:
        http://www.awaretek.com/python/index.html

    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

    Although unmaintained since 2002, the Cetus collection of Python
    hyperlinks retains a few gems.
        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://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0042/

    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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