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Discussion in 'Python' started by Cameron Laird, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. QOTW: "It was intended to be understood, not copied." - Dave Angel
    comments
    on a characteristic of didactic examples
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/61e2d60d08f1c630


    Altering the default character encoding (sys.setdefaultencoding) is
    never
    a good idea:
    ^://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/
    ecc3671082f897b4/

    How come id() returns the same thing for different objects?
    ^://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/
    bc09c37fc40059ac/

    Some iterators share state, while others don't - why?
    ^://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/
    d463230d1752aa7f/

    sum(list_of_strings) is explicitely forbidden - why?
    ^://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/
    f3c0fba5305e11e2/

    Neither __getattribute__ nor metaclasses can be used to implement
    __special__ methods:
    ^://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/
    f0a5aeb35f946f80/

    How to compute a running median efficiently:
    ^://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/
    d0e011c87174c2d0/

    Several details on how str.split() works are not adequately
    documented:
    ^://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/
    26dff8570a79067d/

    How to implement a set that uses a custom function to determine
    element
    membership (not the element's __eq__):
    ^://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/
    7eb4d6db8556f870/

    Generators explained as simply as possible:
    ^://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/
    70a954d0e034b84c/

    Proposal to add slice notation [start:stop:step] to iterators/
    generators:
    ^://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/
    440076d71746f8cf/

    An encoding problem involves an XML document, HTTP headers, and
    Google
    servers:
    ^://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/
    885c62699b434d25/

    The `while True:` idiom makes the longest thread so far:
    ^://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/
    46a2082b2e2c991c/

    "Homework" questions: what should be our reaction?
    ^://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/
    f7a8c5107e9d27bf/

    Why is python so sad :( ?
    ^://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/
    60c39c1ab1b39ef9/

    Guido's proposes to freeze language grammar and semantics for
    several
    years:
    ^://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.python.ideas/6282


    ========================================================================
    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.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

    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/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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