Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Dec 10)
paul at boddie.net
Mon Dec 10 16:14:44 EST 2001
comp.lang.python: where else are programmers so ready to compute
Since Python Enhancement Proposals (PEPs) became part of the process
of improving Python, quite a few have been floated, flamed and even
accepted and appreciated. James Althoff isn't merely content to wait
for others to polish PEP 276, however, which wants to let you write
your integer ranges in a nicer way.
Bizarre "bug or feature" of the week goes to request #210830 -
On the subject of "debugging for dummies", some interesting tricks
with Michael Hudson's pyrepl are showcased. If you've been happy with
trace statements and just aren't motivated to set up that debugger,
then this might be for you!
The Refereed Paper Track of IPC10--titles, authors, Best Paper
Award nominations, ...--is complete.
Providing COM servers on Windows platforms isn't hard when Duncan
Booth posts an example of how it can be done.
Duncan's code must be formatted with spaces in order to survive the
ravages of the Internet, which brings us to a point of contention...
tabs or spaces - which form of indentation should be banned?! Fredrik
Lundh attempts to draw the discussion to a close, inadvertently
revealing his own indentation preference.
In the heat of the discussion light emerges from Tony J Ibbs' corner
of the debating chamber, where he refers us to the work of Logilab;
happen if people started to plug all these XML tools together...
ActiveState releases Visual Python 1.0, the Python plugin to Visual
Studio .NET. Features include: syntax-aware editor, auto-indenting,
code folding, Python-specific debugger, ...
Guido and friends are not the only people inspired by the "original"
Python. Some of the results are more directly derived from the works
of the comedy team in question, though. (Sadly, you'll need access
to "proprietary" video players to get the benefit of this final URL
for the week.)
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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Well, it looks fairly straightforward, in that it's an extension of my usual
activities of surfing and gathering. From the Python-URL! messages of the past,
I can see that there's a top section specific to the week's activities, and
there's a bottom section which contains generic references which appear more or
less unchanged each time.
>From the Tcl-URL! digest guidelines document you referred to in your message, I
assume that I'll be preparing the top section of Python-URL! and sending it off
to you for the "boilerplates" to be added, and that this would need to be done
before the 5am CST deadline each Monday - that would be 11am GMT wouldn't it?
I think I can handle the pressure, so if I understand the job's
responsibilities correctly, then I will gladly take you up on your offer. It
might even widen my perspectives somewhat in the process. :-) When do I start?!
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