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Fellow Pythonistas,

Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! for the week of 9 Aug 2004. Happy reading!

--> Jijo

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Subject: Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Aug 9)
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Date: Mon, 09 Aug 2004 12:31:30 +0000

QOTW: "That's a healthy relationship with a language, I feel, when the
language and me are struggling with the same problems." - Harald Massa

"Fight the trend to add silly disclaimers everywhere!" - GvR


    Tim Peters helps Kenneth McDonnald over the hurdle of initializing
    subclasses of an immutable type like str.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1322.1091854312.5135.python-list%40python.org


    Jeff Epler digs into the C Source to find out why overriding file.write()
    has no effect on the print statement.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=7d04h0dskqbdf2j1f8429726j766mnhrhj%404ax.com


    You could assure Zeljko Vrba, the "Perl expert wanting to learn Python",
    that he has already made the hardest step in the new direction.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?c2coff=1&threadm=slrncguga2.fcp.mordor%40fly.srk.fer.hr


    ---
    "@ looks like a friendly little womb, with a happy little birth canal,
    out of which is born a single pure expression" - Tim Peters


    The appearance of decorators - a mechanism for wrapping functions and
    adding attributes to them - in the second alpha of Python 2.4 stirs
    a heated discussion.


    Many do not like the introduction of a new symbol, "@" aka "pie", for
    decoration, or see the chosen one as too "visually dense" (obtrusive)
    - or just plain ugly. Barry Warsaw weighs alternative symbols.
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2004-August/047133.html


    Christopher T. King argues that the new feature is trying to be all things
    to all people.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=Pine.LNX.4.44.0408050856390.31290-100000%40ccc9.wpi.edu


    Steven Bethard explores the option space, i. e. all aspects of
    decorator syntax that can be chosen independently.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=d11dcfba.0408060919.10c7cdd6%40posting.google.com


    Of course the discussion has been going on among Python's developers
    for a while and the PEP maintainers who where left behind at some point
    are struggling hard to update it to the current state of affairs.
        http://www.python.org/peps/pep-0318.html
        http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/moinmoin/PythonDecorators


    I cannot close this section without at least one use-case, so have a
    look at Michele Simionato's multimethod enhancement, building on code by
    Howard Stearns and - decorators.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=4edc17eb.0408080531.6f8963f9%40posting.google.com


    (Now be prepared for a more down-to-earth Python-URL next week)
    ---


    Let's go back to the "other" pie. Even the most peaceful Pythoneer
    will ponder "pie-decorating" the author of this short pie-thon
    report. It's fun, though.
        http://www.ntk.net/2004/08/06/



========================================================================
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  
    Mygale is a news-gathering webcrawler that specializes in (new)
    World-Wide Web articles related to Python.
         http://www.awaretek.com/nowak/mygale.html 
    While cosmetically similar, Mygale and the Daily Python-URL
    are utterly different in their technologies and generally in
    their results.


    comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software.  Be
    sure to scan this newsgroup weekly.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python.announce


    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.
    http://www.python.org/dev/summary/


    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/


    The Python Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies
    that base their business on ... Python."
    http://www.python-in-business.org


    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/donate.html


    Cetus collects Python hyperlinks.
        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://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python


    Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available are
    http://www.python.org/channews.rdf
    http://bootleg-rss.g-blog.net/pythonware_com_daily.pcgi
    http://python.de/backend.php
    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://python.sourceforge.net/peps/pep-0042.html


    The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.cognizor.com.
    editor@??? and editor@???
    welcome submission of material that helps people's understanding
    of Python use, and offer Web presentation of your work.


    *Py: the Journal of the Python Language*
        http://www.pyzine.com


    Archive probing tricks of the trade:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python&num=100
        http://groups.google.com/groups?meta=site%3Dgroups%26group%3Dcomp.lang.python.*


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