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

QOTW: "So I better start practice my throwing, and Dan [Sugalski] better
start practice his ducking. ;-)" -- Guido van Rossum using his time-machine
for a preview on the Pie-thon at Oscon 2004.

"Anytime you need to do something on corresponding items in two lists, you
should think of zip(), as this binds the matching elements together." --
Marc Boeren
Michele Simionato shows a concise way to implement a revolving
counter.
http://groups.google.com/groups?thre...ing.google.com

In his answer to Chris Lyon, Daniel Dittmar posts a mini-tutorial on
list comprehensions and iterators.
http://groups.google.com/groups?thre....wdf.sap-ag.de

Mike C. Fletcher shares his experiences in building Python extensions
with the free (of charge) Microsoft Visual C++ Toolkit compiler.
http://groups.google.com/groups?thre...t%40python.org
http://members.rogers.com/mcfletch/p...ing/mstoolkit/

Python newbie Matt Feinstein misses fixed-size integers in the core.
While answers point out that this will not be problem in practice,
Dan Bishop has a pure-python implementation to ease the (phantom?)
pain.
http://groups.google.com/groups?selm...ing.google.com

Jacek Generowicz explains Python's scoping rules, and yes, he has a
not so hidden agenda.
http://groups.google.com/groups?thre...sft001.cern.ch

David Pokorny wants to run a function a fixed number of bytecodes at
a time. It turns out that a similar problem has already been discussed
a year ago - with impressive code posted by Duncan Booth.
http://groups.google.com/groups?thre...%40hotmail.com

Python Windows guru Mark Hammond needs beta-testers with IIS and
Apache experience for a new ISAPI module.
http://groups.google.com/groups?selm...byrinth.net.au

Heiko Wundram engages in a discussion about the algorithm used in his
little Minesweeper program.
http://groups.google.com/groups?thre...t%40python.org

What is Pie-thon? For an explanation see
http://www.artima.com/forums/flat.js...2&thread=27898
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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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of Python use, and offer Web presentation of your work.

*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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