Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Dec 10)

Paul Boddie paul at boddie.net
Mon Dec 10 16:14:44 EST 2001

comp.lang.python:  where else are programmers so ready to compute
femtosecond intervals?

    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 -
    available at... 
    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
    valuable series?

    The Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collect Python resources

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

    The Python Software Foundation has replaced the Python Consortium
    as an independent nexus of activity

    Cetus does much of the same

    Python FAQTS

    The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
    SourceForge reincarnation.

    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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