FAQ
QOTW: "I think, in the spirit of the topic, they should hold it at both
places at the same time." - Brian Blais, on whether the Python Concurrency
Workshop, v2.0, should be in Chicago or Denver (in January!)


The fastest way to consume an iterable until exhaustion:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/c1ae3513a31eb63e/

When inheriting from a built-in class, it isn't obvious which of
__new__ / __init__ should be overriden:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/a453c65be4e0f355/

When importing a module, Python may pick the wrong one due to name
clashes -- is this avoidable?
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/fe6430e7980e2a96/

Setting a default encoding for 'print' statements:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/2fb77c8989f63f9d/

Despite its name, the iglob function (in module glob) isn't completely
lazy:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/d9a8617ec85e926d/

list.pop(0) has very poor performance; collections.deque works better
in some cases; patch to allow lists to free elements from head (not just
from tail):
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/9221d87f93748b3f/

How to parse ill-formed postal addresses:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/76a4ab9fd7279a4e/

The future of Python 3:
Adoption by Linux distros and package maintainers:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/69463c4b9b1ecd8f/
Library support:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/ae138cefffed0d6b/
Myths and fallacies:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/8b8f4a9f999e33e8/

Why choose Python (and not Ruby) in an introductory course to programming:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/dfe4f6c60032755e/

How an extension module (written in C) may perform cleaning tasks:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/fbcb22b4401eaef1/

"Really, the built-in scope is just a built-in module called builtins,
but you have to import builtins to query built-ins because the name
builtins is not itself built-in..." (Lutz & Ascher, 'Programming Python')
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/dc719a4d922f2f87/

A new implementation of the GIL allows for much better performance
in multicore architectures:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/t/586ef2d3685fa7ea/

After a year of work with relative success, Unladen Swallow (a
Google sponsored CPython improvement project) asks to be officially
recognized:
http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.python.devel/109919


=======================================================================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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