Professional quality scripts/code

Benjamin Kaplan benjamin.kaplan at
Thu Oct 2 22:49:35 CEST 2008

On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 4:38 PM, robean <st1999 at> wrote:

> I have been learning Python for the last 3 months or so and I have a
> working (but somewhat patchy) sense of the the language. I've been
> using a couple of the more popular Python books as well as online
> resources.
> A question for experienced Python programmers: can you recommend
> resources where I can look at high quality Python code and scripts?
> I've spent some time at but am
> concerned that the quality of what is posted there can be somewhat hit
> and miss.  What I have in mind is a site like cpan, where one can look
> at the actual source code of many of the modules and learn a thing or
> two about idiomatic Perl programming from studying the better ones.
> Any sites like that for Python? (You can of course look up Python
> modules on, but, as far as I can tell, not the actual
> source code). Many thanks.

If you want to look at the python source, you can either download the source
tarballs for the latest release from or you can look at the svn
repository. (
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