Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Oct 17)

Gabriel Genellina python-url at phaseit.net
Wed Oct 17 03:13:55 CEST 2007


QOTW:  "Aaaugh!  Don't use __slots__!" - Aahz

"I will use public attributes (with access customizable with properties)
and remember that in Python I can do everything :)." - Artur Siekielski
    
    
    Don't use __slots__ to create struct-like objects:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/4d0aa0ce90ee9eab/
    
    Carsten Haese aptly explains parameter binding in SQL statements:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/e8a42bfc3d5d857b/
    
    Converting repr() of simple objects into the original objects again:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/58a01273441d445f/
    
    Opinions about cross-platform GUI toolkits:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/59d2ea3930e0ca2/
    
    A misplaced module can make a singleton not unique:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/58dbabb9305807ac/
    
    Good Python news from Argentina (read "assistants" as "attendees")
	http://mail.python.org/pipermail/advocacy/2007-October/000399.html
    and Ohio:
	http://mail.python.org/pipermail/advocacy/2007-October/000396.html

    Some people confused about class attributes,
    classmethods, and mutating operations:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/56117389178c37d3/
    
    continuations: what's that? what are they good for?
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/671279b853d03277/
    
    Properties, attributes, and "Python is not Java":
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/77923ec25ee63e3d/
    
    
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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.

    Just beginning with Python?  This page is a great place to start:
	http://wiki.python.org/moin/BeginnersGuide/Programmers

    The Python Papers aims to publish "the efforts of Python enthusiats":
	http://pythonpapers.org/
    The Python Magazine is a technical monthly devoted to Python:
	http://pythonmagazine.com

    Readers have recommended the "Planet" sites:
	http://planetpython.org
	http://planet.python.org

    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 continues the marvelous tradition early borne by
    Andrew Kuchling, Michael Hudson, Brett Cannon, Tony Meyer, and Tim
    Lesher 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

    Many Python conferences around the world are in preparation.
    Watch this space for links to them.

    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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