eGenix.com mx EXPERIMENTAL Extension Package for Python Version 0.7.0
Experimental Python extensions providing important and useful services for Python programmers.
WHAT IS IT ?:
The eGenix.com mx Experimental Extensions for Python are a collection of alpha and beta quality software tools for Python which will be integrated into the other mx Extension Packages after they have matured to professional quality tools.
Python is an object-oriented Open Source programming language which runs on all modern platforms (http://www.python.org/). By integrating ease-of-use, clarity in coding, enterprise application connectivity and rapid application design, Python establishes an ideal programming platform for todays IT challenges.
WHAT'S NEW ?
This release fixes a few minor bugs and solves the distutils problem with mxNumber. It also comes with an updated distutils setup which installs the RPMs into /usr/ rather than /usr/local/.
EGENIX.COM MX EXPERIMENTAL PACKAGE OVERVIEW:
mxNumber - Python Interface to GNU MP Number Types
mxNumber provides direct access to the high performance numeric types available in the GNU Multi-Precision Lib (GMP). This library is licensed under the LGPL and runs on practically all Unix platforms. eGenix.com has ported the GMP lib to Windows, to also provide our Windows users with the added benefit of being able to do arbitrary precision calculations.
The package currently provide these numerical types:
1. Integer(value) -- arbitrary precision integers much like Python longs only faster 2. Rational(nom,denom) -- rational numbers with Integers as numerator and denominator 3. Float(value[,prec]) -- floating point number with at least prec bits precision 4. FareyRational(value, maxden) -- calculate the best rational represenation n/d of value such that d < maxden
mxTidy - Interface to HTML Tidy (HTML/XML cleanup tool)
mxTidy provides a Python interface to a thread-safe, library version of the HTML Tidy. command line tool.
HTML Tidy helps you to cleanup coding errors in HTML and XML files and produce well-formed HTML, XHTML or XML as output. This allows you to preprocess web-page for inclusion in XML repositories, prepare broken XML files for validation and also makes it possible to write converters from well-known word processing applications such as MS Word to other structured data representations by using XML as intermediate format.
mxURL - A URL Datatype
mxURL provides a new datatype for storing and manipulating URL values as well as a few helpers related to URL building, encoding and decoding.
The main intention of the package is to provide an easy to use, fast and lightwheight datatype for Universal Resource Locators (note the W3C now calls these URIs).
mxUID - A UID Datatype
mxUID provides a fast mechanism for generating universal identification strings (UIDs). The intent is to make these UIDs unique with high probability in order to serve as object or data set identifiers.
A typical use lies in generating session IDs. Other areas where unique IDs play an important role are RPC-implementations, ORBs, etc.
WHERE CAN I DOWNLOAD IT ?
The download archives and instructions for installing the packages can be found at:
Note that in order to use the eGenix.com mx EXPERIMENTAL package you will first need to install the eGenix.com mx BASE package which can be downloaded from the same location.
WHAT DOES IT COST ?
The EXPERIMENTAL packages uses different licenses in its subpackages. Please refer to the subpackage documentation for details. Some of them may be integrated into the BASE package, others will be integrated into the COMMERCIAL package.
The package comes with full source code
WHERE CAN I GET SUPPORT ?
Commercial quality support for these packages is available from eGenix.com. Please see
for details about our support offerings.