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Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Dec 10)

QOTW: "I still think this is a silly idea, but at least it doesn't track mud
all over Python's nice clean rugs." -- Michael J. Fromberger
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/...3a5e53f9743413

"Basically, in tk, canvases are for vector drawing; in other toolkits, they're
more for bitmap drawing. And this makes quite a difference..." -- Eric Brunel
Lovers of the eric3 editor get a new 3.5.1 release.
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...er/252450.html

Lovers of the Wing IDE editor get a new 2.0.1 release.
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...er/253698.html

Sometimes the `struct` module's use and structure aren't obvious to the
new user. Tim Peters and Peter Hanson help clarify.
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...er/252741.html

A company in New York is looking for a Python deveoper for Zope work.
I know there has to be someone in NYC with that kind of experience.
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...er/252840.html

Locks, mutexes, Semaphores - Oh My! Discussion of when to use what.
Hint: they are basically the same, only speed and internal implementation
really set them apart. RLock, Condition, Event, etc., add functionality.
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...er/252869.html

Gordon Williams asks about set intersections. Raymond Hettinger
confirms that set intersection with the `set` module does the right
thing.
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...er/253142.html

A nice one-liner for DNA recombinations. Be careful with the size of
your input, you don't want to go and segfault with a 512M element list...
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...er/252970.html

Armin Ringo releases Psyco 1.3, for those of us who like our Python to
execute faster. Support for Python 2.1-2.4 is included, as well as more
support for local variables.
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...er/253234.html

Alia Khouri asks "why no python setup.py uninstall?" and gets basically
no response. It brings up the topic of Python package management, which
has been discussed before.
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...er/253316.html
http://python.org/peps/pep-0301.html

Andre Roberge asks for advice on naming a new (claimed better) version
of "Guido van Robot", which is an instructional tool for new programmers.
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...er/253453.html
=============== =============== =============== =============== ============
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
Mygale is a news-gathering webcrawler that specializes in (new)
World-Wide Web articles related to Python.
http://www.awaretek.com/nowak/mygale.html
While cosmetically similar, Mygale and the Daily Python-URL
are utterly different in their technologies and generally in
their results.

comp.lang.pytho n.announce announces new Python software. Be
sure to scan this newsgroup weekly.
http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=d...ython.announce

Brett Cannon continues the marvelous tradition established by
Andrew Kuchling and Michael Hudson of intelligently summarizing
action on the python-dev mailing list once every other week.
http://www.python.org/dev/summary/

The Python Package Index catalogues packages.
http://www.python.org/pypi/

The somewhat older Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects references
to all sorts of Python resources.
http://www.vex.net/~x/parnassus/

Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
mailing lists
http://www.python.org/sigs/

The Python Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies
that base their business on ... Python."
http://www.python-in-business.org

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/donate.html

Kurt B. Kaiser publishes a weekly report on faults and patches.
http://www.google.com/groups?as_usub...python%20patch

Cetus collects Python hyperlinks.
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://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python

Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available are
http://www.python.org/channews.rdf
http://bootleg-rss.g-blog.net/pythonware_com_daily.pcgi
http://python.de/backend.php
For more, see
http://www.syndic8.com/feedlist.php?...ShowStatus=all
The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
SourceForge reincarnation.
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid...70&func=browse
http://python.sourceforge.net/peps/pep-0042.html

The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.c ognizor.com.
ed****@pythonjo urnal.com and ed****@pythonjo urnal.cognizor. com
welcome submission of material that helps people's understanding
of Python use, and offer Web presentation of your work.

*Py: the Journal of the Python Language*
http://www.pyzine.com

Archive probing tricks of the trade:
http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=d...python&num=100
http://groups.google.com/groups?meta....lang.python.*

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