Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Apr 13)
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Thu Apr 13 05:58:40 EDT 2000
Python 1.6 alpha 2 is out! Lots of bug fixes, changes to
the windows installer, and more. Expect a third alpha
within two weeks or so.
On a related note: argumentclinic.py
Python Wins Jolt Productivity Award:
Linux Journal: Python Programming for Beginners
Remember the slightly misleading 1.6 release note we pointed
to last week? Turned out that Guido didn't do it -- or at least
that's what he says:
In fact, Greg Ward claims he did it. And you know what? He
might be right -- after all, who else would use the word "frob"
sixteen times in a single post?
On the other hand, we keep hearing rumors that Greg is just
a scapegoat, and that the real story is that Barry has found
a portal into Guido's head:
Neil Schemenauer: Garbage collection for Python
Kevin Cazabon: PIL compatible fonts
Bruce Dodson: Python Language Support for ArcView GIS
Mark Hammond: win32all 130 for Python 1.6 available
Ken Seehof: Implementing generators in Python
Thomas Bellman: Why your network code may stop working
when switching from FDDI to Ethernet
Just van Rossum: Stackless Python for MacOS
Michael Hudson: bytecodehacks, April 2000
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Python Consortium emerges as an independent nexus of activity
The Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects Python resources
Python To-Do List anticipates some of Python's future direction
Python Journal is at work on its second issue
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