README: Python-URL! - the weekly guide to Python resources (Nov 9)

Gordon McMillan gmcm at
Tue Nov 9 09:58:02 EST 1999

 This week on comp.lang.python we find:

 Evan Simpson's one page description of the anatomy of Zope:

 Paul Duffin's speculation about how "stubbed" Tcl might be
   used by Tkinter:

 The __str__ vs __repr__ thread rages on.
   Guido explains the rationale:  
   Tim clarifies the problem:
   Bernhard Herzog makes an interesting proposal:  
   while others split on whether "eval(repr(obj)) == obj" is a
   valuable property or a wart.

 Jean-Claude Wippler announces a stable beta of his Python
   wrappers for MetaKit (a cross-platform embedded database
   with intriguing properties):

 Regsitration for IPC8 is now online:
   and prompts some discussion of travel arrangements.

 Two new Python books get rave reviews:
   David Beazley's Python Essential Reference
   and Fredrik Lundh's ebook:
    (the eff-bot guide to) The Standard Python Library
   (although technical / platform problems create some
    controversy for the eff-bot!).

 Greg Ewing compares Python and Ruby and makes some
   interesting observations: 
    on extension writing interface:
    on the object model:

 Python scores points on rec.humor.funny:


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

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

      Python Consortium emerges as an independent nexus of activity

      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 trick of the trade:


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