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From: Gabriel Genellina <python-url <at> phaseit.net>
Subject: Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Aug 23)
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.python.announce
Date: Sunday 23rd August 2009 15:54:41 UTC (over 7 years ago)
QOTW:  "... [O]nce you accept that text is best handled in Unicode, there's
little sense in making an exception for the limited subset that happens to
be representable in ASCII." - Ben Finney
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/accc8c2ae9d7ed15

    
    Python 3.1.1 released:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/f34c4b07a61f4414/
    
    Parallelization in Python 2.6:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/c8169c393e58a5d5/
    
    012=3D=3D10, a relic from ancient times, is finally gone:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/3bc42fffb012635b/
    
    How to ensure a method is actually implemented in a derived class:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/42d0ec54b7683f23/
    
    Is this community sexist? (Also, etymology of the word
    "guy" < "Guy" ~ "Guido")
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/7a190c24d8025bb4/
    
    A "for" loop using range() is inefficient, but other Python variants
    are able to optimize it:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/27df793be6f5675/
    
    The scope of names inside a "class" statement:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/4a244346dc9a5f15/
    
    Counting how many times items from a set appear on a given list:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/fb0580cefff96682/
    
    Construct a dictionary from a list [key,value,key,value,...] (many
    recipes!):
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/e16e180b5f61f748/
    
    And more recipes: format a number with thousand separators:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/2eb729797f162a6e/
    
    Code style: how to write a long conditional expression:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/6876917a4d579d59/
    
    On the concept of "functor" and how it may be applied to Python:
        http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/8fbc7ad2ec11841c/
    
    
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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" 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.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/?author=status%40bugs.python.org&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/search/searchResults.jsp?searchSite=dW&searchScope=dW&encodedQuery=python&rankprofile=8

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