Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Apr 24)

Gabriel Genellina python-url at
Fri Apr 24 14:27:25 CEST 2009

QOTW:  "... [C]alling Python Object-Orientated is a bit of an
insult :-).  I would say that Python is Ego-Orientated, it allows
me to do what I want." - Martin P. Hellwig

    April 25: Python Bug Day
    A perfect opportunity to get involved in Python development, bring your
    own issues to attention, discuss them and (hopefully) resolve them
    together with the core developers.
    Surprising behavior of `and` with lists:
    Best way to compare two binary files:
    Determine if two lists contains the same elements (with duplicates):
    How to transparently add modules to an installed package (without
    modifying it):
    What's a good strategy to write Python code aimed at being rewritten in
    C later?
    python.exe not found - how to fix PATH issues on Windows:
    Python, Basic, nostalgia, and goto considered harmful (long thread):
    How to represent table joins in a non-relational database (e.g. BigTable
    in Google App Engine)
    A mathematical puzzle: express numbers as sum of squares
    This time, the man bites the python:

Everything Python-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in
these pages:'s Python Language Website is the traditional
    center of Pythonia
    Notice especially the master FAQ

    PythonWare complements the digest you're reading with the
    marvelous daily python url

    Just beginning with Python?  This page is a great place to start:

    The Python Papers aims to publish "the efforts of Python enthusiats":
    The Python Magazine is a technical monthly devoted to Python:

    Readers have recommended the "Planet" sites:

    comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software.  Be
    sure to scan this newsgroup weekly.

    Python411 indexes "podcasts ... to help people learn Python ..."
    Updates appear more-than-weekly:

    The Python Package Index catalogues packages.

    The somewhat older Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects references
    to all sorts of Python resources.

    Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
    mailing lists

    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.

    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.
    Among the ways you can support PSF is with a donation.

    The Summary of Python Tracker Issues is an automatically generated
    report summarizing new bugs, closed ones, and patch submissions.

    Although unmaintained since 2002, the Cetus collection of Python
    hyperlinks retains a few gems.

    Python FAQTS

    The Cookbook is a collaborative effort to capture useful and
    interesting recipes.

    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:
    For more, see:
    The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
    SourceForge reincarnation. presents an intriguing approach to reference commentary.
    It already aggregates quite a bit of Python intelligence.

    *Py: the Journal of the Python Language*

    Dr.Dobb's Portal is another source of Python news and articles:
    and Python articles regularly appear at IBM DeveloperWorks:

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