Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Nov 24)


C

Cameron Laird

QOTW: "... it's generally accepted that COM sucks rocks through
straws, so
explore alternatives when they're available ;-)" - Chris Withers
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/29577c851ceed167


From nothing to a complete working program - Peter Otten on
stepwise
refinement:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp...646af5b09e/8f59b2585da524a1?#8f59b2585da524a1

Handling whitespace in command line arguments:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/9a828279953b45a2/

Recognizing hex arguments in the command line:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/31d4c9386291c/

A pipeline of Python programs:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/cc06520602ae3f42/

Calling Python functions from Excel
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/83aa60666c555d87/

The scope of interactive commands: =20
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/3f0d7607ed5a4a78/

List comprehensions and slice assignments - which are the
corresponding
operations for dictionaries?
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/7aa443ac48f58851/

The precise semantics of [:]=20
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/84b5ec30cdd26cde/

The 'with' statement doesn't allow () for implicit line
continuation:
http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.python.general/645508

Grant Edwards on the best way to get help from this group :)
http://groups.google.com/group/comp...2cae495522/21e80ac383745d88?#21e80ac383745d88

Finding the root cause of slowness when sorting certain objects:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/44d80224360e085/

The fastest alternative to list.extend()
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/614bfc36a09d9ab7/

A library for bijective mappings:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/785d100681f7d101/

GUI builders reviewed:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/3db5b18d77974b8/

A long thread started two weeks ago: is Python not scalable enough
for
Google?
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/ceef2ae6b4472b61/


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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/[email protected]&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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J

Jon Clements

Cameron Laird a écrit :




This one really deserves a POTM award !-)

Absolutely -- thumbs up to Grant.

All we need to do is merge in the other bullet points, and put it as a
"How-To-Not-Post-FAQ" :)

Jon.
 

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