Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Sep 17)


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Gabriel Genellina

QOTW: "Python the language doesn't try to satisfy all tastes in language
design equally." - Guido van Rossum


Is it really necesary to explicitely close open files?
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/d794d426a5bef2c1/

Tips for using Unicode text (specially with non-Latin alphabets):
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/89d3ca6ccc8fb876/

How are class attributes exactly inherited, and how they relate to
instance attributes:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/1e146e21b24548f7/

Automatic attribute assignment during class inheritance:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/f5aeb582a5ab9463/

Composition: delegating all method calls to the contained object may
be tedious to write -- alternatives?
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/199ca4f8ac2208/

Calling all bases implementation of overriden methods in cases of
multiple inheritance:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/92895f3c26e61f0d/

Sometimes, a scope for local variables smaller than a function is desired:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/96ed59e58035b8ef/

More ways to define an empty function that you ever imagined:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/c9f494b6745c7d74/

There is real advantage in putting the main program body inside a function:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/e72fd6f765f97117/

Using several Python interpreters in a multithreaded C++ program:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/f3fc7455efd33b6c/

Best way to store global application parameters:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/9954a9e505c071e7/

A portable way to open a document using its associated application:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/445ffc93b0e6a460/

Getting your first job as a Python programmer:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/c9f494b6745c7d74/

Idea: a namespace object (nested attribute container):
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/dc58821b6681675a/

Idea: multithreading might be easier if most objects were immutable:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/29c62cbee7a6b598/


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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.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

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