Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jul 30)
Thu, 2 Aug 2001 15:36:45 -0500 (CDT)
Quotes of the week:
Paul Prescod: Perl users seem remarkably accepting of
change considering the installed base of the language.
Paul Prescod: Moore's law is slowly making type
Stephen: The web just doesn't lend itself to building
look-ahead auto-complete fields for names, emails etc.
Uwe Zessin releases Python 2.1.1 for OpenVMS
Harry George offers example use of setup.py
June Kim and Dave Brueck present the argument in favor
of dynamic typing
Thomas Weholt's relatively innocent question about distributed
computing technologies leads to deep (if largely Python-free)
and even important analyses by Tim Daneliuk, Graham Dumpleton,
Galen Swint, and others. Also in the same thread, Ng Pheng
Siong provides nice performance boosts for SOAP.
You can submit a paper for the tenth Python Conference
Duncan Grisby provides a fine quick-start tutorial to CORBA
use, as well as directions to a public fortune-cookie service
Guido launches a lively and important newsgroup thread on the
reality of type-class unification (and discloses his own
temporal intuition is accurate only to a decimal order-and-a-half
Front Range Pythoneers energetically dispute the validation
theology involved in PyUnit (look for "Doctest" as a subject)
David Mertz teaches that Pippy is a port of Python to PalmOS
Now it's called, "Zope Corporation"
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
comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be
sure to scan this newly-revitalized newsgroup at least weekly.
Michael Hudson continues Andrew Kuchling's marvelous tradition
of summarizing action on the python-dev mailing list once every
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
Python To-Do List anticipates some of Python's future direction
Python Journal is at work on its second issue
Links2Go is a new semi-automated link collection; it's impressive
what AI can generate
Archive probing tricks of the trade:
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