Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Sep 17)

Gabriel Genellina python-url at phaseit.net
Thu Sep 17 15:54:21 CEST 2009


QOTW:  "Python the language doesn't try to satisfy all tastes in language
design equally." - Guido van Rossum
    
    
    Is it really necesary to explicitely close open files?
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/d794d426a5bef2c1/
    
    Tips for using Unicode text (specially with non-Latin alphabets):
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/89d3ca6ccc8fb876/
    
    How are class attributes exactly inherited, and how they relate to
    instance attributes:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/1e146e21b24548f7/
    
    Automatic attribute assignment during class inheritance:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/f5aeb582a5ab9463/
    
    Composition: delegating all method calls to the contained object may
    be tedious to write -- alternatives?
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/199ca4f8ac2208/
    
    Calling all bases implementation of overriden methods in cases of
    multiple inheritance:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/92895f3c26e61f0d/
    
    Sometimes, a scope for local variables smaller than a function is desired:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/96ed59e58035b8ef/
    
    More ways to define an empty function that you ever imagined:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/c9f494b6745c7d74/
    
    There is real advantage in putting the main program body inside a function:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/e72fd6f765f97117/
    
    Using several Python interpreters in a multithreaded C++ program:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/f3fc7455efd33b6c/
    
    Best way to store global application parameters:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/9954a9e505c071e7/
    
    A portable way to open a document using its associated application:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/445ffc93b0e6a460/
    
    Getting your first job as a Python programmer:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/c9f494b6745c7d74/
    
    Idea: a namespace object (nested attribute container):
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/dc58821b6681675a/
    
    Idea: multithreading might be easier if most objects were immutable:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/29c62cbee7a6b598/
    
    
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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" site:
	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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