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Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Apr 5)

QOTW: "What is so nice about Python is that there are so many places
on the user/scripter/programmer/computer-scientist spectrum where you
can be and find Python to be a useful tool. This makes it very easy to
build good collaborations between domain experts and 'real programmers'
where both sides can use the same language and neither feels constrained
or overwhelmed." - Roy Smith

"In this setting I'd say that Java is a win, though I wouldn't recom-
mend it in a setting where most people actually knew what they were
doing." - Stefan Axelsson
"The next version of Python will have a 'statistics' module"

Peter Hansen bests any of the deliberate April Fools' Day
pranks with his "adverbial keywords" throw-away

Roger Binns tells at the executive level what Pythoneers should
know about Java

Frank Millman cleverly illustrates how much of a data store
comes nearly for free with list comprehensions

David Goodger gives a personal account of PyCon DC 2004

Armin Rigo launches a thread on performance dense with strong
emotions and confusions, but also deep questions about engineering
choices. Of course, any conversation that begins with attention
to one of timbot's rewrites has a head start

E ahora, en espanol: las PFP (?) de Python, gracias a Facundo

The single most remarkable fact about Python GUI toolkits is
how many different ones truly give good value. Even such apparent
also-rans as pyXPCOM and PyGTK boast persuasive testimonials

How does one enumerate a lattice? Thomas Heller, simon place,
Josiah Carlson, and Stephen Horne demonstrate that even simple
problems have better and worse solutions--particularly when
list comprehensions and generators are available
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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
Notice especially the master FAQ

PythonWare complements the digest you're reading with the
marvelous daily python url
Mygale is a news-gathering webcrawler that specializes in (new)
World-Wide Web articles related to Python.
While cosmetically similar, Mygale and the Daily Python-URL
are utterly different in their technologies and generally in
their results.

comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be
sure to scan this newsgroup weekly.

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.

The Python Package Index catalogues packages.

The somewhat older Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects references
to all sorts of Python resources.

Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
mailing lists

The Python Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies
that base their business on ... Python."

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.
Among the ways you can support PSF is with a donation.

Cetus collects Python hyperlinks.

Python FAQTS

The Cookbook is a collaborative effort to capture useful and
interesting recipes.

Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available are
For more, see
The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
SourceForge reincarnation.

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.

*Py: the Journal of the Python Language*

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