Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jan 6)

Discussion in 'Python' started by Gabriel Genellina, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. QOTW: "If you have good, experienced people who are able to withstand the
    pressure to deliver no matter what and are familiar with the problem domain,
    then any project is on the way to succeess no matter what technology was
    chosen in my experience. The choice of type system is way down on the
    list." - Stefan Axelsson


    Performance comparison: multiprocessing vs threading:
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/f99326a4e5d394e/

    A speed boost of more than 15% in many common situations is exciting:
    http://bugs.python.org/issue4753

    How to seek to the last line in a text file:
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/e24ac82e6d236c1e/

    Counting elements - where a "bag" class would be useful:
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/68acebd75fb7c61c/

    How (and when) to forcibly kill a thread:
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/c080c23fed0f8a5a/

    Getting all function defined in a file:
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/7be03c127bd8eabe/

    Debugging embedded applications:
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/1edb44574e4da6b6/

    Guilherme Polo nicely illustrates embedding in a tktable
    Tkinter cell:
    http://mail.python.org/pipermail/tkinter-discuss/2009-January/001787.html

    Running Python scripts inside a web browser:
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/d977140a3a163025/

    Unpacking tuples of different sizes:
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/b8eb96ba3097a27e/
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/ecf29cdc64010a4d/

    Why isn't `some*(arbitrary-expression) = value` allowed?
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/75a63598d7f0b60c/

    It's not a good idea to create many logger instances:
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/31c394f0bd0bc8b3/


    ========================================================================
    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 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/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/

    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/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.comp.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

    *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/s...rchScope=dW&encodedQuery=python&rankprofile=8

    Previous - (U)se the (R)esource, (L)uke! - messages are listed here:
    http://search.gmane.org/?query=pyth...nks&group=gmane.comp.python.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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