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Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Apr 10)

QOTW: "You need 23 C/C++ people to do the job of one Pythoneer ;-)"
- Jorge Godoy

"I've never seen an 'object-relational mapping' ... which doesn't drive me
into a murderous, foam-at-mouth rage in a very short time." - Alex Martelli
Python objects may be equal and unequal at the same time if you
don't pay attention:
http://codesnipers.com/?q=node/276&t...ity-for-Python

While ducktyping is often the best approach, under the banner of
"overloading" Guido van Rossum is working to bring "type-based
dispatch for everybody":
http://www.artima.com/weblogs/viewpo...?thread=155514
http://www.artima.com/weblogs/viewpo...?thread=155123

The documentation for Twisted is getting better:
Find out about "The other twisted book" on
http://glyf.livejournal.com/55526.html

Adrian Holovaty describes how he has reduced the server load
of Python-powered chicagocrime.org:
http://www.holovaty.com/blog/archive/2006/04/07/0927

Fredrik Lundh's latest effort to make contributing to the
documentation easier could become a success:
http://jeremyhylton.blogspot.com/200...rial-wiki.html
http://pytut.infogami.com/

Python's support of 64-bit systems will be improving in 2.5:
As this involves changes in the C-API, extension modules
written in C may need to be fixed. A little Python script
is available to smoothen the transition:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....453fdfb2?tvc=1

The first alpha of Python 2.5 is out featuring a host of new
language constructs and modules, with pysqlite as its most
notable last-minute addition:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....1e152227?tvc=1
http://docs.python.org/dev/whatsnew/whatsnew25.html

How relevant is C today? Peruse one of the off-topic threads
so typical for c.l.py to verify the thorough calculations
that led to Jorge Godoy's statement quoted above:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....b511c53d?tvc=1
================================================== ======================
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

Python411 indexes "podcasts ... to help people learn Python ..."
Updates appear more-than-weekly:
http://www.awaretek.com/python/index.html

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

Although unmaintained since 2002, the Cetus collection of Python
hyperlinks retains a few gems.
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://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0042/

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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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