Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Mar 4)
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Tue Mar 5 00:16:07 CET 2002
QOTW: "What I find most amusing about com and .NET is that they are trying
to solve a problem I only had when programming using MS tools." -MaxM
"I suppose the fact that I get 20 emails in response to this question
is a sign, I know you couldn't get 20 positive third party
comparisons of VB to Python." -Stefan Kuzminski on Python advocacy
"It COULD be a feature despite its creepy-crawly, six-legged,
hive-dwelling, crumb-eating nature." -Raymond Hettinger on a
little-known Python quirk
"As Zenin points out, Python uses objects to emulate closures, whereas
Lisp uses closures to emulate objects." -Martin v. Löwis
Martin v. Löwis revives and revises PEP 263. It aims to treat Python
code itself as Unicode data, enabling programmers to include Unicode
strings in Python programs more naturally.
Gerhard Häring shows how to play an MP3 file using pygame.
(Five lines of code.)
Papercut is a multi-threaded news server written in Python.
Decompyle converts Python byte-code back into Python source.
TWAIN is an industry standard API for scanners, digital cameras, and
other imaging equipment. A new extension provides TWAIN for Python.
JPE 2.0 is released. JPE, the Java-Python Extension, allows
CPython programs to call Java code - and vice versa.
The UN Bot intelligently navigates Quake 2 game worlds. The goal:
human-like exploration behavior. (Scriptable in Python, of course.)
py2html.py version 0.7 converts Python code to color-coded XHTML.
PyChecker checks Python programs for common mistakes.
A mailing list has been created for PyChecker discussion:
PyBoids - Flocking behavior fun in Python.
Everything you want is probably one or two clicks away in these pages:
Python.org's Python Language Website is the traditional
center of Pythonia
Notice especially the master FAQ
PythonWare complements the digest you're reading with the
daily python url
Mygale is a news-gathering webcrawler that specializes in (new)
World-Wide Web articles related to Python.
While cosmetically similar, Mygale and the Daily Python-URL
are utterly different in their technologies and generally in
comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be
sure to scan this newly-revitalized newsgroup at least weekly.
Michael Hudson continued Andrew Kuchling's marvelous tradition
of summarizing action on the python-dev mailing list once every
other week, into July 2001. Any volunteers to re-start this
The Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collect Python resources
Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
The Python Software Foundation has replaced the Python Consortium
as an independent nexus of activity
Cetus does much of the same
The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
*Py: the Journal of the Python Language*
Links2Go is a new semi-automated link collection; it's impressive
what AI can generate
Tenth International Python Conference
Archive probing tricks of the trade:
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