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Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jun 4)

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QOTW: "Stop thinking of three lines as 'extensive coding' and your problem
disappears immediately." - Steve Holden

"Hey, did you hear about the object-oriented version of COBOL? They call
it 'ADD ONE TO COBOL'." - Tim Roberts
EuroPython: Registration is open!
http://www.europython.org/sections/r...istration-open
EuroPython in the Python411 Podcast Series
http://www.europython.org/sections/t...n-in-python411

Python 2.5 appears to give wrong results on Windows for file
creation/modification/last access time - but no, it's right,
although the differences are a bit hard to explain:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....0eef2197c6f045
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....73854b3f835d78

The right way to handle Unicode filenames, including Zip archives:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....9da08fdddc48b/

The concept of "active exception" may be a bit obscure - see a great
clarification by Duncan Booth in this thread:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....dc5145c2bb558b
However widely it's believed that items in a Tkinter listbox can't
be differentially colored, rfg007 knows better:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....76ce6910019e5/

itertools.groupby is a great tool. Trying to improve the documentation,
contributors arrive at pleasing examples:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....930186a8e5e4c/

What people like about Python, pitfalls, desired features, misfeatures,
all in a rather serious and objective thread called -of course- "Python
rocks!" :)
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....a771ba3d329d57

Python and memory handling: why you don't notice the freed memory, why
one should not care, and details on the "small-object allocator"
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....a5a37048e707e/

If you are concerned on how __special__ methods map onto the internal type
structures, or just curious about that, these comments may be useful:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....275f51899b0a5/

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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.

The Python Papers aims to publish "the efforts of Python enthusiats".
http://pythonpapers.org/

Readers have recommended the "Planet" sites:
http://planetpython.org
http://planet.python.org

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 continues the marvelous tradition early borne by
Andrew Kuchling, Michael Hudson, Brett Cannon, Tony Meyer, and Tim
Lesher 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

Many Python conferences around the world are in preparation.
Watch this space for links to them.

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/

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.

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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