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Simon Brunning 04-11-2005 07:47 PM

Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Apr 11)
QOTW: "I think my code is clearer, but I wouldn't go so far as to say I'm
violently opposed to your code. I save violent opposition for really
important matters like which text editor you use." - Roy Smith

"You need to recursively subdivide the cake until you have a piece small
enough to fit in your input buffer. Then the atomicity of the cake-ingestion
operation will become apparent." - Scott David Daniels

Various Python Meetup groups are meeting this week:

wxPython is out...
... for those that don't hate it.

A couple of nice cookbook recipes - check your docstring coverage, and let Python tell you what you meant to type.

Exceptions are't just for errors in Python.

The martellibot's working for Google!

Backup your del.icio.usly linked pages to Gmail.

How to tell whether a wave function corresponds to bosons or fermions.
No, I'm none the wiser, either. Still, some interesting algorithms in there.

Rolling your own __deepcopy__.

IronPython is getting good coverage these days.

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Everything Python-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in
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
Mygale is a news-gathering webcrawler that specializes in (new)
World-Wide Web articles related to Python.
While cosmetically similar, Mygale and the Daily Python-URL
are utterly different in their technologies and generally in
their results.

For far, FAR more Python reading than any one mind should
absorb, much of it quite interesting, several pages index
much of the universe of Pybloggers.

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

Brett Cannon continues the marvelous tradition established by
Andrew Kuchling and Michael Hudson of intelligently summarizing
action on the python-dev mailing list once every other week.

The Python Package Index catalogues packages.

The somewhat older Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects references
to all sorts of Python resources.

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

The Python Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies
that base their business on ... Python."

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.

Kurt B. Kaiser publishes a weekly report on faults and patches.

Cetus collects Python hyperlinks.

Python FAQTS

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

Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available are
For more, see
The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
SourceForge reincarnation.

The online Python Journal is posted at and
welcome submission of material that helps people's understanding
of Python use, and offer Web presentation of your work. presents an intriguing approach to reference commentary.
It already aggregates quite a bit of Python intelligence.

*Py: the Journal of the Python Language*

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