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From:  "Gabriel Genellina" <python-url-AT-phaseit.net>
To:  (Python-URL distribution.)
Subject:  Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Nov 3)
Date:  Tue, 03 Nov 2009 11:59:14 +0000
Message-ID:  <E1N5I2c-00013y-2b@smtp.phaseit.net>
Archive-link:  Article

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...
    
    
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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/...

    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...

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