Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Aug 2)

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    QOTW: "We can't really say much more about thread safety than this, we
    think the interpreter will survive. The rest is up to the programmer."
    - Donn Cave

    "Despite the seemingly endless necessity for doing so, it's actually not
    possible to reverse-engineer intended invariants from staring at
    thousands of lines of code (not in C, and not in Python code either)."
    - Tim Peters


    Marduk wants to use string formatting with an arbitrary iterable
    instead of a tuple. Hans Nowak posts a format function that fits the
    bill.
    http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=

    The release of IronPython 0.6, a Python implementation for .Net and
    Mono, spawns a broader discussion on the merits of .Net and the
    Common Language Runtime.
    http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=
    http://www.ironpython.com

    Christopher T. King takes a closer look at Yaroslav Bulatov's attempt
    to benchmark various approaches to sum many floating point numbers.
    http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=

    Premshree Pillai writes an SMS-to-LiveJournal gateway
    in Python
    http://www.livejournal.com/users/premshree/33967.html

    How would you iterate over a list two consecutive items at a time?
    That's a the heart of jblazi's question, and it turns out that there
    are two ways to do it.
    http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=

    Patrick Rutledge has written an introduction on how to create games
    using pygame.
    http://www.linuxjournal.com/article.php?sid=7694

    Is Python fully thread-safe? Jeff Epler is poking fun at the
    questioner, but Francois Pinard (sorry, no cedilla today) points the
    discussion into a more serious direction.
    http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=

    "Btw, thank you for those footnotes in Thinking in Java that
    encouraged me to try Python :)" - Dan Bishop.
    Bruce Eckel, author of "Thinking in Java", asks for a test for string
    similarity. He receives various answers and a thank-you.
    http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=

    Dan Sugalski has lost the "Pie-thon" bet to Guido van Rossum that
    Python would run faster on Parrot, the virtual machine meant to power
    Perl 6. Images of Guido throwing the pie are finally available.
    http://www.onlamp.com/pub/wlg/5346
    http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oscon2004/friday/index.html


    ========================================================================
    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=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python.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 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?ShowMatch=python&ShowStatus=all
    The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
    SourceForge reincarnation.
    http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=355470&group_id=5470&func=browse
    http://python.sourceforge.net/peps/pep-0042.html

    The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.cognizor.com.
    and
    welcome submission of material that helps people's understanding
    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=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python&num=100
    http://groups.google.com/groups?meta=site=groups&group=comp.lang.python.*

    Previous - (U)se the (R)esource, (L)uke! - messages are listed here:
    http://www.ddj.com/topics/pythonurl/
    http://purl.org/thecliff/python/url.html (dormant)
    or
    http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_q=+Python-URL!&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python


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