Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jun 29)

Gabriel Genellina python-url at phaseit.net
Mon Jun 29 16:16:23 CEST 2009


QOTW:  "Fortunately, I have assiduously avoided the real wor[l]d, and am
happy to embrace the world from our 'bot overlords.  Congratulations on
another release from the hydra-like world of multi-head development." - Scott
David Daniels, on release of 3.1
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/620d014fb549dbe6
    
    
    A success story (involving a game server):
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/11abba7af6e266b0/
    
    Floats and Decimal objects demythified:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/77a9ecc671602e79/
    
    Converting Python code to C/C++: how to do it, alternatives, and when
    it would be advisable:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/7152ab4f1c7dbced/
    
    A generator expression declared at class scope: the namespace resolution
    rules aren't so intuitive:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/e1ab6188673fc623/
    
    A look at 2.1 sample code shows how much (or how little) the language
    evolved over time:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/3e2139c2191bb191/
    
    No "tree" data structure is available in the standard library - should
    one exist?
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/c632217cfc7c7dcc/
    
    Correctly implementing rich comparisons so 'set' membership works as
    expected:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/c0b1c58585c110eb/
    
    Python threading and the GIL (again):
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/9e22ab012388b538/
    
    In ElementTree, XML() and fromstring() aren't the same thing:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/397f410b060afca2/
    
    Open source Python projects that need help:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/667b9922a60ea836/
    
    Meta issue: some posts appear to be missing, depending on where you
    read this (the mailing list, the newsgroup, the gmane gateway...)
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/6cc24ff07dfd3afd/e7ad466392094c8c?#e7ad466392094c8c
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/f67e695fa6364ec9/9174d8c5b4f07f74?#9174d8c5b4f07f74
    
    [OT] Measuring Fractal Dimension (mad mathematicians only):
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/a258b6c9005146c5/
    
    
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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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