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Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Sep 19)

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QOTW: "Python makes data-driven programming easy :-)" -- Kent

"Python rewards abstraction." -- Alex Martelli
As unicode becomes more and more prevalent, the issue of regular
expressions matching unicode character sets occurs more often. A
current thread has advice:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....b7d3e24a514afd

Todd Steury learns about large float representations in python - and
that applying some algebra sometimes yields better results than the
naive approach:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....5afb4976277ddc

pyparsing, the de-facto-standard for parser generation in python, is
available at version 1.3.3:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....39b02ac712ac79

A new PyRex version addressing bugs ships:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....0bd0575b6bd080

Metaclasses are so complicated as to make some of their artifacts
appear buggy - but luckily they aren't ...
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....190851125ce7b5

.NET 3.0 features provoke a discussion on python's nested-tuple
function arguments:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....e80ba95b76d76b

Stackless receives popular publicity for its gaming ability:
http://developers.slashdot.org/devel...tid=156&tid=10
Note how dramatically memory-management perspectives can differ:
http://developers.slashdot.org/comme...5&cid=13587741

Sudoku puzzles are fun to solve -- both "in real", and by writing
software solvers. Python-based solvers on different levels of
complexity can be seen here:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....cb534119b877b9

Accessing COM-components from python is usually done with
win32com -- but in certain corner cases, comtypes serves you better
(or at all):
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....075543c2d30200

Creating histograms is a common problem -- another problem is which one
is the preferred way to do so:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....a050cc5d76f6f0
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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
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.python.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.cognizor.com.
ed****@pythonjournal.com and ed****@pythonjournal.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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