Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Sep 3)

Gabriel Genellina python-url at phaseit.net
Mon Sep 3 20:28:48 CEST 2007


QOTW:  "If there were a protein that could only be folded by proving the
Riemann Hypothesis, the gene that coded for it would quickly get weeded
out of the gene pool." - Scott Aaaronson
    http://scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=266

"We read Knuth so you don't have to." - Tim Peters

    
    The first Python 3000 release is out -- Python 3.0a1.
    Anouncement by Guido van Rossum:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/267a7b9f3619022b/d7ff1cf24fd44510
    Download it:     http://python.org/download/releases/3.0/
    
    The first Python Unconference is under two weeks away:
	 http://pycamp.python.org/Texas/

    Using set operations instead of list.index(), why there is
    no list.find(), and the right way to pronounce "troll".
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/6edd7c3363cf2834/262d7a0affcba78e
    
    Analyzing a very slow Python code (loops, xrange and
    integer arithmetic only)
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/94fade7f69fd9d6/5ab70849893ecfc2
    
    Free memory, garbage collection, and the reuse of integer objects.
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/6b3f78fe88686940/fe19a8ccfcf6272d
    
    An old PEP on Programming by Contract revisited
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/fecfac3549230a0b/67b8a02147e22143
    
    Started about client/server applications, then people
    comment about their favorite architectures.
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/273797276173ea97/b1e2d8f0ff7871e4
    
    Using fcntl to syncronize file access by two processes
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/c09abd7272f739ff/2b44e4382cd30a1b
    
    The difference between os.getenv/os.putenv and os.environ[]
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/60a59bbf8207aeb0/4e9e51c84dc7a01f

    Python sort-of joins the 21st century of Web 2.0, and video, and
    ... well, the technical point is that Django's a solution liked
    by many:
	 http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/79e2137000b89417
    

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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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