Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Dec 15)

Discussion in 'Python' started by Cameron Laird, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. This installment, like all those for several months, was authored by
    Gabriel Genellina. We have hopes of correcting the attribution before
    year's-end.


    QOTW: "Plus, it's not something that's never foolproof." - Carl
    Banks,
    daring negater
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/e8f3adbf2cc31514


    Several graph libraries are available; which one is the best?
    maybe they
    should be merged?
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/785d100681f7d101/
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/7e65ca66cd7b511/

    list(generator) and the equivalent list comprehension are not
    always
    equivalent:
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/ae70dfa12677c1d5/

    A succint way to parse a string of name=value pairs:
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/dc725717e63d6295/

    Keep only unique elements in a list - and the perils of wrongly
    defining
    __hash__:
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/80491b9bc2f45547/

    Python does not have a switch statement - how to overcome that?
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/9af90ddc7652beb0/

    What are the advantages of an explicit "self"?
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/17a3369aef70fd38/

    A new guy in the neighborhood, recently moved from PHP:
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/6e91d87a9a3a3edb/
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python4c295a7ca96f65c3101/

    Another convert, this time coming from Perl-land:
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/22edc1c7eef569d5/


    ========================================================================
    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

    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
    enthusiasts":
    http://pythonpapers.org/
    The Python Magazine is a technical monthly devoted to Python:
    http://pythonmagazine.com

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

    comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be
    sure to scan this newsgroup weekly.
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python.announce/topics

    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/

    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/donations/

    The Summary of Python Tracker Issues is an automatically generated
    report summarizing new bugs, closed ones, and patch submissions.
    http://search.gmane.org/?author=&group=gmane.com
    p.python.devel&sort=date

    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://code.activestate.com/recipes/langs/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, see:
    http://www.python.org/channews.rdf
    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://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0042/

    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

    Enjoy the *Python Magazine*.
    http://pymag.phparch.com/

    *Py: the Journal of the Python Language*
    http://www.pyzine.com

    Dr.Dobb's Portal is another source of Python news and articles:
    http://www.ddj.com/TechSearch/searchResults.jhtml?queryText=python
    and Python articles regularly appear at IBM DeveloperWorks:
    http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/search/searchResults.jsp?searchSite=dW
    &searchScope=dW&encodedQuery=python&rankprofile=8

    Previous - (U)se the (R)esource, (L)uke! - messages are listed here:
    http://search.gmane.org/?query=python URL weekly news links&group=gmane.comp.p
    ython.general&sort=date
    http://groups.google.com/groups/search?q=Python-URL!+group%3Acomp.lang.python&
    start=0&scoring=d&
    http://lwn.net/Search/DoSearch?words=python-url&ctype3=yes&cat_25=yes

    There is *not* an RSS for "Python-URL!"--at least not yet. Arguments
    for and against are occasionally entertained.


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