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Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jul 28)

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QOTW: "Python's goals are to maximize opportunities for good
programming, which is quite different." - Bruno Desthuilliers, contrasting
Python with Java
Load and initialize dynamic plugins from a directory:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....d361516403fdf/

Importing different versions of a module:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....9a778e573893b/

Some details on the CPython VM implementation:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....bc1db8e64e18c/

"Real languages are written in C#, not decadent C" (or something
like that ...):
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....439b8fca5b1f6/

The different 64bits architectures supported by different Python
implementations:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....cb70ad78030dd/

Looking for a "scanf" replacement:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....24e5ec15f4088/

Python and tail-call optimization:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....f95177f537a16/

A long thread against the "Explicit is better than implicit" principle:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....a8ff0ffadd6ee/
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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.

Just beginning with Python? This page is a great place to start:
http://wiki.python.org/moin/BeginnersGuide/Programmers

The Python Papers aims to publish "the efforts of Python enthusiats":
http://pythonpapers.org/
The Python Magazine is a technical monthly devoted to Python:
http://pythonmagazine.com

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

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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Gabriel Genellina a écrit :
QOTW: "Python's goals are to maximize opportunities for good
programming, which is quite different." - Bruno Desthuilliers, contrasting
Python with Java
I'm afraid I mostly (and approximatly) quoted somebody else here (just
don't ask me for a link to the original...).
Aug 5 '08 #2

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En Tue, 05 Aug 2008 06:28:33 -0300, Bruno Desthuilliers <br********************@websiteburo.invalidescribi ó:
Gabriel Genellina a écrit :
>QOTW: "Python's goals are to maximize opportunities for good
programming, which is quite different." - Bruno Desthuilliers, contrasting
Python with Java

I'm afraid I mostly (and approximatly) quoted somebody else here (just
don't ask me for a link to the original...).
I tried to creatively google for similar phrases, but no luck...

--
Gabriel Genellina

Aug 5 '08 #3

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Gabriel Genellina a écrit :
En Tue, 05 Aug 2008 06:28:33 -0300, Bruno Desthuilliers <br********************@websiteburo.invalidescribi ó:
>Gabriel Genellina a écrit :
>>QOTW: "Python's goals are to maximize opportunities for good
programming, which is quite different." - Bruno Desthuilliers, contrasting
Python with Java
I'm afraid I mostly (and approximatly) quoted somebody else here (just
don't ask me for a link to the original...).

I tried to creatively google for similar phrases, but no luck...
So be it... Perhaps someone will come up one day claiming paternity for
this quote.
Aug 6 '08 #4

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