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Gabriel Genellina 12-15-2009 04:35 PM

Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Dec 15)
 
QOTW: "Plus, it's not something that's never foolproof." - Carl Banks,
daring negater
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....f3adbf2cc31514


Several graph libraries are available; which one is the best? maybe they
should be merged?
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....d100681f7d101/
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....65ca66cd7b511/

list(generator) and the equivalent list comprehension are not always
equivalent:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....0dfa12677c1d5/

A succint way to parse a string of name=value pairs:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....25717e63d6295/

Keep only unique elements in a list - and the perils of wrongly defining
__hash__:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....91b9bc2f45547/

Python does not have a switch statement - how to overcome that?
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....90ddc7652beb0/

What are the advantages of an explicit "self"?
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....3369aef70fd38/

A new guy in the neighborhood, recently moved from PHP:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....1d87a9a3a3edb/
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....7ca96f65c3101/

Another convert, this time coming from Perl-land:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....dc1c7eef569d5/


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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....nnounce/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=stat...evel&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?...ShowStatus=all
The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
SourceForge reincarnation.
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid...70&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/search...eryText=python
and Python articles regularly appear at IBM DeveloperWorks:
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/se...&rankprofile=8

Previous - (U)se the (R)esource, (L)uke! - messages are listed here:
http://search.gmane.org/?query=pytho...eral&sort=date
http://groups.google.com/groups/search?q=Python-URL!+group%3Acomp.lang.python&start=0&scoring=d&
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