|| ||"Peter Otten" <python-url-AT-phaseit.net>|
|| ||Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Apr 17)|
|| ||Mon, 17 Apr 2006 18:39:47 +0000|
QOTW: "Discussion about Python 3000 is heating up. What I haven't seen so far
is a list of things that will be dropped from the language to make room for
new ideas." - Greg Wilson
"The longer I work at writing software, the more I come to appreciate that
people are the hardest thing to figure out." - Ned Batchelder
An extra generator makes skipping items in a sequence painless, as
Diez B. Roggisch shows:
Paul Moore has set up a wiki page to help you build Python from
source on Windows with tools available free of charge.
Steven Bethard proposes a new 'make' statement as a generalization
of the class-declaration syntax.
Are you abusing them, too? Tuples are not just constant lists.
Python's random integers are not limited by the underlying hardware's
long. Expect your web browser to explode when Google discovers this
capability for generating their usenet group URLs.
Michele Simionato's little script lets you search for a name in Python
scripts, avoiding false positives that a standard tool like grep would
Brian Hayes brings Python to the classroom of an eighteenth century school
in the german province, and finds that the resident math genius may lose
his competitive advantage.
Everything Python-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in
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
Mygale is a news-gathering webcrawler that specializes in (new)
World-Wide Web articles related to Python.
While cosmetically similar, Mygale and the Daily Python-URL
are utterly different in their technologies and generally in
For far, FAR more Python reading than any one mind should
absorb, much of it quite interesting, several pages index
much of the universe of Pybloggers.
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:
Steve Bethard, Tim Lesher, and Tony Meyer continue the marvelous
tradition early borne by Andrew Kuchling, Michael Hudson and Brett
Cannon of intelligently summarizing action on the python-dev mailing
list once every other week.
The Python Package Index catalogues packages.
The somewhat older Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects references
to all sorts of Python resources.
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.
Kurt B. Kaiser publishes a weekly report on faults and patches.
Although unmaintained since 2002, the Cetus collection of Python
hyperlinks retains a few gems.
The Cookbook is a collaborative effort to capture useful and
Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available are
For more, see
The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.cognizor.com.
email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
welcome submission of material that helps people's understanding
of Python use, and offer Web presentation of your work.
del.icio.us presents an intriguing approach to reference commentary.
It already aggregates quite a bit of Python intelligence.
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