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Gabriel Genellina
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      12-08-2008
QOTW: "To the pure, everything, properly described, is pure " - Bengt
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The final version of Python 3.0 was released last Wednesday, jointly
with 2.6.1 - congratulations!
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....e7e2db667d903/

Implementing "lazy" properties:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....d75c31a6e2df1/

Overriding __special__ methods at the instance level:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....2c5004de0d411/

Strategy to develop libraries both for 2.x and 3.x
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....f9e645e5f41d0/

Guidelines for designing a project's structure on disk:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....d7109df5f61b2/

A detective story: a hard-to-find bug regarding how 3.0 reads
UTF16-encoded files:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....bc6660a6b2c5f/

When translated into Python, a Perl example about closures shows
a few differences between 2.5 and 3.0:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....734bc5181af6a/

Learning Python for Perl programmers:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....bcb3e75c5f041/

An alternative syntax for defining methods (moving self out of the
argument list):
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....7b8649040f7ea/

"as" is now a keyword (2.6); that breaks some existing code, and angers
several people:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....fe83fcf4b0af0/

3.0 file read/write is slow and not as optimized as 2.x:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....d3a2d678c1eba/
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....6eee09137c657/


================================================== ======================
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 enthusiats":
http://pythonpapers.org/
The Python Magazine is a technical monthly devoted to Python:
http://pythonmagazine.com

Readers have recommended the "Planet" sites:
http://planetpython.org
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/

The somewhat older Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects references
to all sorts of Python resources.
http://www.vex.net/~x/parnassus/

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

*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&
http://lwn.net/Search/DoSearch?words...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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