Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Dec 17)
paul at boddie.net
Mon Dec 17 14:57:40 CET 2001
QOTW: "I'm ready to bet a good lunch at Bologna's best restaurant,
wine included, that dependencies will become much more common, i.e.,
that reuse will indeed have been encouraged." Alex Martelli [on
CPAN, Python and dependencies]
"Release candidate 1" brings the final release of Python 2.2 one
It may have seemed stupid to ask how a Python program can be
distributed stand-alone, but how often does jythonc get
mentioned in response?
Some time ago, Paul Tchistopolskii regarded Zope as being the
Windows 3.0 of the Web. That may seem harsh, but there haven't
been many protests - perhaps he has a point...
Comparing like with like, now, and a more straightforward
comparison has to be between the Apache components mod_python and
mod_snake. If you want to do CGI-like things, but faster, a few
suggestions are offered.
Alexandre Fayolle inadvertently rises to the challenge of last
week's "Python-URL!" with a summary of interesting XML modules.
And on the subject of "Python as XML", whatever happened to Xython?
Mygale seems to make the "Python-URL!" editor's job redundant...
Talking of vaults, whatever happened to the Python CPAN?
Well, Suchandra Thapa exposes ciphon to beta testing.
And remember the Software Carpentry project? Well, here's the
first release of SCons - the build/make tool of that project.
Meanwhile, here's an SMTP server written in Python. Just in
case you ever needed one.
Wanted: speakers for a Python event in the United Kingdom.
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 continued Andrew Kuchling's marvelous tradition
of summarizing action on the python-dev mailing list once every
other week, into July 2001. Any volunteers to re-start this
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
The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
Python Journal is at work on its second issue
Links2Go is a new semi-automated link collection; it's impressive
what AI can generate
Tenth International Python Conference
Archive probing tricks of the trade:
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