Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Apr 16)

Gabriel Genellina python-url at phaseit.net
Thu Apr 16 15:46:20 CEST 2009


QOTW:  "Yes, by Daddy telling him so. That's how nature does it, and how you
should do it. Or do you think that because DNA-tests are available to us we
should just put all kids into a big pool and make them find out who their
parents are themselves, once they grew up?" - Diez B. Roggisch, on data-
structure design
     http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/776c738705ad5bee

    
    Python 2.6.2 is available:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/37a7dcb59d01eb12/

    The behaviour of any()/all() with empty iterables isn't obvious at first:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/eaf78b9ed621e535/

    Implementing numeric operators (__add__, etc.) without too much
    boilerplate code:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/b204cf45cc49657c/

    Be careful when using the filecmp module to compare file contents:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/70b4ad0605287c28/

    Detect whether all items in a list are "all equal" or "all different":
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/60b6527778b0b75f/

    Getting back an object given its id():
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/c81b87582a70fc9e/

    In this (long) thread, alternatives to a "mutable float object" are
    discussed:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/62ce0c5441dcd7ba/

    Safe eval of moderately simple math expressions:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/c1aff28494ab5b59/

    A nice recipe: in `a.b.c.d = x`, create all intermediate attributes
    when they don't already exist:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/b63b9a420427bfde/

    Still discussing PEP 382: Namespace Packages:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/aebfb3311a2f5eb6/
    
    
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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

    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/group/comp.lang.python.announce/topics

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

    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/donations/

    The Summary of Python Tracker Issues is an automatically generated
    report summarizing new bugs, closed ones, and patch submissions. 
        http://search.gmane.org/?author=status%40bugs.python.org&group=gmane.comp.python.devel&sort=date

    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://code.activestate.com/recipes/langs/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, see:
        http://www.python.org/channews.rdf
    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/

    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

    Dr.Dobb's Portal is another source of Python news and articles:
        http://www.ddj.com/TechSearch/searchResults.jhtml?queryText=python
    and Python articles regularly appear at IBM DeveloperWorks:
        http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/search/searchResults.jsp?searchSite=dW&searchScope=dW&encodedQuery=python&rankprofile=8

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