FAQ
QOTW: "It is however, much like the framework in question, best kept private
and not made public." - Ed Singleton, on a "perfectly healthful and
acceptable" practice ... left unnamed here
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/987b1a7a4b9 01f3f


Looking for a sane way of organizing modules in a project:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/204e4f698243c62d/
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/aa2f93d4d6ce316f/
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/e24be42ecbee7cad/

A simple error (reusing a name for two different things) helps in
understanding how assignment works:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/2e1f7621875b3c43/

Python 2.6.3 broke setuptools - a new release is coming soon:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/1dc9f3ef9d7e4679/

Python community action has far outstripped "Python-URL!"'s ability to
keep up with it; in fact, there's a four-year-old (!) site just to keep
track of PyCon-s:
http://pycon.blogspot.com/
Among current highlights: Indian Pythoneers have been doing *great* things:
http://programming-tidbits.blogspot.com/2009/10/pycon-india-2009-my-impressions.html
http://pycon.blogspot.com/2009/09/pycon-india-receives-fantastic-response.html
http://in.pycon.org/
http://scipy.in/
pyTexas is only a week away:
http://pycon.blogspot.com/2009/10/pytexas-regional-conference-oct-2425.html
And KiwiPyCon is coming up fast:
http://pycon.blogspot.com/2009/10/kiwi-pycon-how-programming-language-is.html

How to specify a superclass at runtime:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/fc0dd89fae658655/

How to handle dates before 01-01-1970 -- plus, the history of various
date-handling libraries:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/52336cb9128c90bf/

Christian Heimes summarizes the reasons why one should NOT use the thread
module directly:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/f7e946f84e30b7c3/

A module is executed twice - how could that happen?
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/e8cc7032ef580124/

Defining 'once' properties (that are computed once for all instances):
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/e976c6338ab6f79f/

The correct way to define __hash__:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/62238f7bbb85f08f/

Pickle backwards compatibility:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/3d95c7df243b09f2/

The 'cmp' argument to sort() is gone - was it a good idea?
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/f70457535a7c252e/

Ideas for a self-editing script:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/e3fda49e6a29215c/

Is there any real reason to dislike "while True:" loops?
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/46a2082b2e2c991c/

Object Relational Mappers are evil (or not?):
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/d22fd69527205232/


=======================================================================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.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&sortÚte

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/?atid55470&group_idT70&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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