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QOTW: "More generally, as a program gets more complex, 'this will work so long
as we do X every time without fail' approaches 'this won't work'." - Nobody
First alpha version of Python 3.2 is available for testing:
Regular expressions, Unicode, and the LOCALE flag:
The difference between str.split() and re.split() clearly explained:
A text encoding problem (involving Unicode, ASCII, disk files and a
database), solved and explained:
The 'Null Object' design pattern implemented in Python:
Subclassing versus redefining methods in individual instances:
super and multiple inheritance revisited:
How defaultdict compares to dict.setdefault; also, how __missing__ works:
Recursively merge two dictionaries:
Time-optimizing a common vector operation (normalization) reveals some
Why was Python not written in an object oriented language like C++ in
the first place?
Running multiple external processes concurrently:
Detect whether the running interpreter is a debug version or not:
Python terminology for C++ programmers: member variable? virtual method?
and so on ...
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
Just beginning with Python? This page is a great place to start:
The Python Papers aims to publish "the efforts of Python enthusiasts":
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.
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
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 commentary.
It already aggregates quite a bit of Python intelligence.
Enjoy the *Python Magazine*.
*Py: the Journal of the Python Language*
Python articles regularly appear at IBM DeveloperWorks:
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