Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Aug 15)

Gabriel Genellina python-url at phaseit.net
Sat Aug 15 19:23:36 CEST 2009


QOTW:  "They questioned my competence and that made her very sad." - Roger
Wallis,expert witness for Pirate Bay, on his wife
    http://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-witness-wife-overwhelmed-with-flowers-090227/


    unicode(s) is, surprisingly, MUCH faster (for certain encodings) than
    s.decode():
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/314a3043ea63319f/

    It is not possible to overload a compound "< <" operator (as in:
    a < x < b):
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/5b931a6417b7829d/

    Automatic join of "consecutive" " string " "literals": bug or feature?
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/174d4e2b7c0203d/

    Also, unrecognized escape sequences in string literals stay in the
    string: bug or feature?
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/4e1ea6f550a8a1d1/

    Restricting dictionary keys to those objects explicitely defining
    __eq__ / __hash__ may be useful in certain cases:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/d35856349110c18c/

    How to find out in which module an instance was created?
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/6acd71c326591325/

    Monkey-patching an instance to make it callable (without altering other
    instances of the same class):
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/6fdfc6458d82b581/

    reload() and the 'from ... import ...' form of the import statement:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/994a6af36febabb5/

    Several recipes to extract unique elements from a list:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/e5015c12a57b46b8/

    All those __double_underscored__ names are confusing - why do they exist?
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/e75ce772af98aaac/

    
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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 enthusiasts":
	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/

    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

    Enjoy the *Python Magazine*.
	http://pymag.phparch.com/

    *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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