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Gabriel Genellina
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      01-13-2010
QOTW: "... if I want to know something new (be it a computer language or
anything else, such as economics, history, science) I skip the introductory
material and go directly to the discussion, to the issues. This is for me
the most effective and interesting way of learning something new. And if
there is too much consensus, I don't take the topic seriously... This is
the reason why I like your summaries so much." - Marko Loparic, on his
judgment of 'Python-URL!'


The second alpha release of Python 2.7 -the last major version in the 2.x
series- has been recently released:
http://archives.free.net.ph/message/...907adb.en.html

Giampaolo Rodola on how to correctly use asyncore:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....58ed93526c55c/

Small differences on how list comprehensions and generator expressions
handle inner exceptions (old thread):
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....0dfa12677c1d5/

What's the best strategy to speed up multiple downloads: threads,
processes, Twisted...?
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....4059bd243a38b/
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....10b25383e4821/

Why were exceptions chosen as the primary error handling mechanism?
Also, guidelines for designing a good API regarding errors.
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....191ecba652daf/

Lists, arrays, abstract data types, and promised algorithmic
complexity (for language lawyers only):
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....7056727fb21f3/

Lightweight encryption of a text file:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....a5b5f58084f12/

How exec/locals/globals interact themselves:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....c9eb0d7fa2efb/

Looking for a "modern" configuration file format:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....42aff58886724/

Tips on improving a bad database design and application logic:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....f8630a9cdd805/

Some people feels that reporting a bug in Python is not as simple as
it should be:
http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp...general/650455

Is Python not good enough? -- or, why Google choose to develop the
Go language?
http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp...general/650489


================================================== ======================
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&
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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Phaseit, Inc. (http://phaseit.net) is pleased to participate in and
sponsor the "Python-URL!" project. Watch this space for upcoming
news about posting archives.
 
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