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

QOTW: "It seems to me that in many respects Python is a programmer's
programming language." - Arthur

"My code did NOT have any leaks in it! :-D That's almost a miraculous
occurrence when programming in C." - Kamilche
Did you know the zip() trick? Christopher T King explains the effect
of preceding a function argument with an asterisk to Garett.
http://groups.google.com/groups?th=bab2fa27521fc8c5

Thomas Reichelt gets introduced to the role PEPs play in Python's
development process.
http://groups.google.com/groups?thre...0uni-berlin.de
http://www.python.org/peps/

Edward Loper learns how to pickle subclasses of dict.
http://groups.google.com/groups?thre...t%40python.org

Peter Knoerrich finds Python's comparison operators too forgiving.
http://groups.google.com/groups?thre...ing.google.com

Every now and then a programmer has to dream up something that does
not solve the problem at hand. While the more down-to-earth posters
ponder the effects of type inference on the Python experience, Ville
Vainio won't stop short of "Pythonic Nirvana".
http://groups.google.com/groups?thre...0uni-berlin.de
http://groups.google.com/groups?thre...zart.cc.tut.fi

Duncan Booth shows Carlo v. Dango how amazingly few lines it takes to
find all classes in the code currently running in the interpreter.
http://groups.google.com/groups?selm...uk%40127.0.0.1

Your favourite site has vanished? David Fraser posts a script that
digs into the internet archive.
http://groups.google.com/groups?th=6313cd2d013c4b40

Quixote, the most Python-centered web framework, reaches version 1.0.
Neil Schemenauer: "It's been 4 years and one month exactly since
Andrew checked in the first bits of code. I guess time flies when you
are having fun."
http://www.mems-exchange.org/software/quixote/

While any old script should run on current python, the reverse is not
true. How important is Python 1.5 compatibility? Erik Max Francis
wants to know it.
http://groups.google.com/groups?thre...%40alcyone.com
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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.

comp.lang.python.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

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

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

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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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