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Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Apr 28)

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QOTW: "The site that I worked on spent TWO MILLION U.S. DOLLARS on its web
server hardware. OK, it used Java servlets that are even slower than Python,
but you have to understand that there's a point after which you can no longer
pretend that hardware is free." -- Paul Rubin

"Monte Carlo sampling is no way to understand code." -- Gordon McMillan
Martin v. Loewis clarifies what entities might "compete" with Python

Peter Otten determines to find the simplest way of automatically
assigning instance attributes from an argument list*************************

Is application-level configuration worth its own "advanced ... parser
and validator"? Is working with*out* tconfpy any more sensible? Give
thanks to Tim Daneliuk

A question from a Delphi user about getters and setters in Python
elicits a good set of URLs on properties

The long-awaited SciPy 0.3 arrives*********...***

Alan Kennedy bravely works through a concrete example of management
of Word-as-XML

Python 2.4 is on its way

Francois Pinard believes he improves on Guido's main() model

Michael Hudson Thinks Like a Pythonista about stacklessness,
bytecodehacks, and more

Ero Carrera's pydot interface to the graphviz graph visualization
library (the "nodes and edges" kind of graph) is addictive
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Everything Python-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in
these pages:'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
ed**** and ed****
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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"John J Lee" <py********> writes:

.... and 50% Cameron Laird (don't think I've ever used the word
'elicit' ;-)
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