Python-URL! - The weekly guide to Python resources (Nov 23)

Gordon McMillan gmcm at
Wed Nov 24 08:05:25 EST 1999

It's been a relatively quiet week on Pythondom.
 Those of us in the States, of course, are 
 mentally preparing ourselves for an onslaught
 of fowl, football and the imminent arise of
 Christmas decorations.

We have an announcement form Ben Gertzfield of, a program to fetch information about 
 CD audio tracks online (Linux only; GPL'd).

The main emphasis this week seems to be on 
Python internals, object models and parse
trees, oh my.

One thread has Greg Ewing continuing his 
 exploration of Ruby's internals (and 
 contrasting them with Python). This week
 it's object models:

John Skaller talks about the same subject, 
 showing how Viper (his pre-release Python-like
 language) deals with the same issues:

In an unrelated thread, Greg Ewing provides
 some hints on how to extend Python's grammar:

Michael Hudson announces release 0.60 of
 his perverse bytecodehacks:

While John Aycock previews an alpha Python

Along the same track, David Jeske announces 
 that work has started on, a LINT
 for Python focussing on type-inference:


Everything you want is probably one or two clicks away in 
these pages:'s Python Language Website is the center of 

      Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-
      Interest Group  mailing lists

      Python Consortium emerges as an independent nexus of 

      Python To-Do List anticipates some of Python's future 

      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 trick of the trade:

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