Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Aug 10)

Cameron Laird claird271 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 10 16:04:10 CEST 2011


QOTW: "If an elegant solution doesn't occur to me right away, then I
first
compose the most obvious solution I can think of. Finally, I refactor
it
until elegance is either achieved or imagined." - Neil Cerutti,
2011-07-28


   What is the real purpose of __all__?
       http://old.nabble.com/__all__-td32227593.html

   __set__ does not appear to work for class attributes:
       http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/72a346299a7eacf5/

   Talking of class attributes: how to set up a docstring for them?
       http://old.nabble.com/Docstrings-and-class-Attributes-td32218039.html

   Using zip to separate a list of pairs into two lists:
       http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/98008a2c63b002fa/

   Detecting object differences in order to propagate the changes over
   a network:
       http://old.nabble.com/Object-Diffs-ts32221405.html

   modules, classes, and functions: all appear to be different ways to
   execute a block of code; similarities and differences
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/79bc8b7d5267338a/

   Replace all references to one object with another, is it possible?
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/32b67545254bdf37/

   Ensure certain attributes, even if writable and modifiable,
maintain
   certain invariants:
       http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/d23a48c858b2cb75/
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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

   Just beginning with Python?  This page is a great place to start:
       http://wiki.python.org/moin/BeginnersGuide/Programmers

   Planet Python:  you want to visit there:
       http://planet.python.org
   But don't confuse it with Planet SciPy:
       http://planet.scipy.org
   And don't confuse *that* with SciPyTip, a high-quality daily (!)
tip
   for the numerically-inclined:
       http://twitter.com/SciPyTip

   Python Insider is the official blog of the Python core development
   team:
       http://pyfound.blogspot.com/2011/03/python-dev-launches-python-insider-blog.html

   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/
   Keep up with the PSF at "Python Software Foundation News":
       http://pyfound.blogspot.com

   The Python Papers aims to publish "the efforts of Python
enthusiasts":
       http://pythonpapers.org/

   Doug Hellman's "Module of the week" is essential reading:
       http://www.doughellmann.com/PyMOTW/

   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 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

   nullege is an interesting search Web application, with the
intelligence
   to distinguish between Python code and comments.  It provides what
   appear to be relevant results, and demands neither Java nor CSS be
   enabled:
       http://www.nullege.com

   Although unmaintained since 2002, the Cetus collection of Python
   hyperlinks retains a few gems.
       http://www.cetus-links.org/oo_python.html

   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

   At least one of the Python magazines is explicitly multilingual:
       http://www.python.org/ar/

   PythonWare complemented the digest you're reading with the
   marvelous daily python url.  While it's now ... dormant, it still
   has plenty of interesting reading.
        http://www.pythonware.com/daily

   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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