Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Nov 24)
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Tue Nov 24 18:59:28 CET 2009
QOTW: "... it's generally accepted that COM sucks rocks through
explore alternatives when they're available ;-)" - Chris Withers
From nothing to a complete working program - Peter Otten on
Handling whitespace in command line arguments:
Recognizing hex arguments in the command line:
A pipeline of Python programs:
Calling Python functions from Excel
The scope of interactive commands: =20
List comprehensions and slice assignments - which are the
operations for dictionaries?
The precise semantics of [:]=20
The 'with' statement doesn't allow () for implicit line
Grant Edwards on the best way to get help from this group :)
Finding the root cause of slowness when sorting certain objects:
The fastest alternative to list.extend()
A library for bijective mappings:
GUI builders reviewed:
A long thread started two weeks ago: is Python not scalable enough
Everything Python-related you want is probably one or two clicks away
Python.org'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
The Python Magazine is a technical monthly devoted to Python:
Readers have recommended the "Planet" site:
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.
Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
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.
The Cookbook is a collaborative effort to capture useful and
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
del.icio.us presents an intriguing approach to reference
It already aggregates quite a bit of Python intelligence.
Enjoy the *Python Magazine*.
*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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