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

Gordon McMillan gmcm at hypernet.com
Tue Nov 9 15:58:02 CET 1999


 This week on comp.lang.python we find:

 Evan Simpson's one page description of the anatomy of Zope:
   http://www.deja.com/getdoc.xp?AN=544506548

 Paul Duffin's speculation about how "stubbed" Tcl might be
   used by Tkinter:
   http://www.deja.com/getdoc.xp?AN=545858112

 The __str__ vs __repr__ thread rages on.
   Guido explains the rationale:     
      http://www.deja.com/getdoc.xp?AN=544209311
   Tim clarifies the problem:
      http://www.deja.com/getdoc.xp?AN=544718491
   Bernhard Herzog makes an interesting proposal:      
     http://www.deja.com/getdoc.xp?AN=544360351
   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):
   http://www.equi4.com/metakit/python.html

 Regsitration for IPC8 is now online:
   http://www.python.org/workshops/2000-01/registration.html
   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!).
   http://www.python.org/psa/bookstore/

 Greg Ewing compares Python and Ruby and makes some
   interesting observations: 
    on extension writing interface:
     http://www.deja.com/getdoc.xp?AN=543792249
    on the object model:
     http://www.deja.com/getdoc.xp?AN=544255921

 Python scores points on rec.humor.funny:
     http://www.netfunny.com/rhf/jokes/99/Nov/perl.html

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Everything you want is probably one or two clicks away in 
these pages:

      Python.org's Python Language Website is the center of Pythonia
          http://www.python.org

      Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
          mailing lists http://www.python.org/sigs/

      Python Consortium emerges as an independent nexus of activity
          http://www.python.org/consortium

      Python To-Do List anticipates some of Python's future direction
          http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/todo.py

      Python Journal is at work on its second issue
          http://www.pythonjournal.com

      Links2Go is a new semi-automated link collection; it's impressive
      what AI can generate
          http://www.links2go.com/search?search=python

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