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Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Dec 14)


QOTW: "If I feel the need for languages that enforce my design
decisions, I know where to find them." - Mike Meyer

"There's ... unavoidable complexity involved in managing a software
distribution composed of third party software packages. At the very
least, you've got the original sources and the copy in the distribution
package, which leads to a synchronization problem." - Jeremy Hylton
Python's big enough and serious enough that "put X in the core"
has more consequences than a naive observer might first realize.
*Not* having things there, or, worse, a flawed standard library,
also have their costs:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....95cc79d1efb99/

Michael P. Soulier observes that, though "Object finalization
and cleanup" happens to be written in Javan, it fully applies
to Pythonia:
http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/j...hniques_p.html

Mike Meyer, Kent Johnson, and others detail how to get object
orientation and Python to team up ("manipulate the class rather
than the attributes") to serve successful application development
(rather than any of the other reverses):
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....f795b928a75a5/

There are several ways to "read Excel". Some of them don't even
require Windows:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....3f90a2ce6c8fc/

Paul McGuire provides a sermon on portability, Python examples,
learning trajectories, run-time libraries, and more:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....62399b1687c05f

bonono, Gerald Klix, Nick Craig-Wood, Bengt Richter, Magnus Lycka,
and others provide correct code and anlysis for model "tails".
Tail is paradigmatic; it exemplifies many common requirements:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....45f457f06e9be/
=============== =============== =============== =============== ============
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.

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.
http://lowlife.jp/cgi-bin/moin.cgi/P...grammersWeblog
http://www.planetpython.org/
http://mechanicalcat.net/pyblagg.html

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

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.
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/

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.

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

*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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