Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Nov 10)

Discussion in 'Python' started by Cameron Laird, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. QOTW: "Don't get me wrong - innovation often comes from scratching
    ones
    personal itch. But you seem to be suffering from a rather bad case of
    neurodermatitis." - Diez B. Roggisch, on ... well, personal style in
    problem-solving
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/4cf102bdd3a3267b


    [It's actually Gabriel Genellina who wrote these entries.]

    Why aren't lists usable as dictionary keys? What do you mean,
    "hashable"?
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/929905a622d704b4/

    `x == None` or `x is None` -- which one is the right way?
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/1d9112d5bbe243d3/

    At Microsoft, they performed empirical research about common
    software engineering assumptions: "high test coverage is better",
    "write test code first", "use assertions", and others:
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/e06ac9acd1fc97fa/

    The best way to populate a list of size N:
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/fd07df5ffde3db83/

    A new variant of an old problem: I got a single check from my
    customer -
    which ones among all pending invoices did he intend to pay?
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/13f7645d99543e8/

    How to test code that uses urllib without depending on external
    resources?
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/707f53122777e84a/

    Singletons are hard to test too:
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/dbe458917dd9b393/

    How to use Filters in the logging module:
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/6a002ee599fd94ba/

    Delete items from a list that match a certain pattern:
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/f6d0a08ad2642ddf/

    What is the correct way to port codecs.open to python 3.1?
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/b93ad93148bdc26d/

    py2exe, cx_freeze, py2app: a comparison
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/5abb44388a28ce25/

    How to cancel a thread from another one:
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/af903ef349b1bddf/

    Why does "help(import)" not work?
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/d8821fe86b3eda9a/


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

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


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