Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jun 16)

Discussion in 'Python' started by Cameron Laird, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. QOTW: "Python advocacy seems to be by example, not cheerleading." -

    The first release candidate of Python 2.7 is now available for

    __getattribute__ can influence how a method is searched - but how
    influence how it is called?

    Current options for GUI libraries are not good, so we need to build
    new one. Is that true? [long thread!]:

    Another long thread starting with a vague problem description
    HTML form handling, and gradually building a solution. Along it:
    for dummies" and "The right way to use FormStorage":

    Some tips on approaching the Python source code (C) by the first

    Bogus benchmarks leads to bogus conclusions (in this case, that map
    is slow)

    optparse: how to deal with non standard options:

    Reasons for not allowing usage of ctypes in the standard library:

    Why any() instead of firsttrue(), which seems more useful?

    More ways to sum two integers than you ever thought:

    A trollish rant on this community:

    Everything Python-related you want is probably one or two clicks away
    these pages:'s Python Language Website is the traditional
    center of Pythonia
    Notice especially the master FAQ

    PythonWare complements the digest you're reading with the
    marvelous daily python url

    Just beginning with Python? This page is a great place to start:

    The Python Papers aims to publish "the efforts of Python
    The Python Magazine is a technical monthly devoted to Python:

    Readers have recommended the "Planet" site:

    comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be
    sure to scan this newsgroup weekly.

    Python411 indexes "podcasts ... to help people learn Python ..."
    Updates appear more-than-weekly:

    The Python Package Index catalogues packages.

    Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
    mailing lists

    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.

    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.
    Among the ways you can support PSF is with a donation.

    The Summary of Python Tracker Issues is an automatically generated
    report summarizing new bugs, closed ones, and patch submissions.

    nullege is an interesting search Web application, with the
    to distinguish between Python code and comments. It provides what
    appear to be relevant results, and demands neither Java nor CSS be

    Although unmaintained since 2002, the Cetus collection of Python
    hyperlinks retains a few gems.

    Python FAQTS

    The Cookbook is a collaborative effort to capture useful and
    interesting recipes.

    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:
    For more, see:
    The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
    SourceForge reincarnation. presents an intriguing approach to reference
    It already aggregates quite a bit of Python intelligence.

    Enjoy the *Python Magazine*.

    *Py: the Journal of the Python Language*

    Dr.Dobb's Portal is another source of Python news and articles:
    and Python articles regularly appear at IBM DeveloperWorks:

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