|From:||"Gabriel Genellina" <python-url-AT-phaseit.net>|
|Subject:||Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Nov 3)|
|Date:||Tue, 03 Nov 2009 11:59:14 +0000|
QOTW: "I consider "import *" the first error to be fixed ..." - Robert Kern, author of PyFlakes, a potential replacement for Pylint and Pychecker, on his personal style http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/5bf77... Python 2.6.4 is out; it fixes some small but important bugs in previous 2.6.3 release: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/44f4c16... PEP391: A new way to configure Python logging, using dictionaries: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/3fc3138... Why do you use Python? http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/66ccb10... Is there any value in forcing one class/function per module? (long thread): http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/1e0c1e2... A review of complex solutions to an almost inexistent problem shows constructive criticism in action: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/d218212... A user module may shadow a standard module of the same name - is it avoidable? http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/b31f74b... copy.deepcopy() is not as "deep" as its name implies: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/d827fd1... A long thread about Web development: why to use templates, and why frameworks actually do help developers: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/367025d... Using a module as a place to store application global settings: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/23e21ed... A simple list comprehension question leads to discuss mutability, identity, and Cousin Chuy's Super-Burritos: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/17cfd91... Combining map, zip and filter into an equivalent list comprehension: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/2599763... timeit: make sure you actually measure what you want, and not other code: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/7ecae76... Why do compiled C extensions on Windows use '.pyd' in their name instead of '.dll'? http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/c8d9387... Pyfora, a web forum about Python, was lauched recently. Will this fragment the community? http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/e6e0d99... A guy's future book on programming Python doesn't fit standard practice (a long thread!): http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/6918784... ======================================================================== 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/... 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&... 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&... The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a SourceForge reincarnation. http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=355470&group_id=... 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?queryTe... and Python articles regularly appear at IBM DeveloperWorks: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/search/searchResults.js... Previous - (U)se the (R)esource, (L)uke! - messages are listed here: http://search.gmane.org/?query=python+URL+weekly+news+lin... http://groups.google.com/groups/search?q=Python-URL!+grou...; http://lwn.net/Search/DoSearch?words=python-url&ctype... There is *not* an RSS for "Python-URL!"--at least not yet. Arguments for and against are occasionally entertained. Suggestions/corrections for next week's posting are always welcome. E-mail to <Python-URL@phaseit.net> should get through. 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