Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jul 30)

Cameron Laird claird at NeoSoft.com
Mon Jul 30 16:47:17 CEST 2001


Quotes of the week:
    Paul Prescod:  Perl users seem remarkably accepting of
    change considering the installed base of the language.
    Paul Prescod:  Moore's law is slowly making type
    declarations irrelevant.
    Stephen: The web just doesn't lend itself to building
    look-ahead auto-complete fields for names, emails etc.


    Uwe Zessin releases Python 2.1.1 for OpenVMS
	http://www.decus.de/~zessin/python2/

    Harry George offers example use of setup.py
	http://groups.google.com/groups?th=18626bc240f7e9e3

    June Kim and Dave Brueck present the argument in favor
    of dynamic typing
	http://groups.google.com/groups?th=2d17178851b0f98e

    Thomas Weholt's relatively innocent question about distributed
    computing technologies leads to deep (if largely Python-free)
    and even important analyses by Tim Daneliuk, Graham Dumpleton,
    Galen Swint, and others.  Also in the same thread, Ng Pheng
    Siong provides nice performance boosts for SOAP.
	http://groups.google.com/groups?th=559ffaccf0ac9907

    You can submit a paper for the tenth Python Conference
	http://www.python10.org/p10-callpapers.html

    Duncan Grisby provides a fine quick-start tutorial to CORBA
    use, as well as directions to a public fortune-cookie service
	http://groups.google.com/groups?th=2244bf713d379f2e

    Guido launches a lively and important newsgroup thread on the
    reality of type-class unification (and discloses his own
    temporal intuition is accurate only to a decimal order-and-a-half
    of magnitude)
	http://groups.google.com/groups?th=a8dc15aab8832a6b

    Front Range Pythoneers energetically dispute the validation
    theology involved in PyUnit (look for "Doctest" as a subject)
	http://community.tummy.com/pipermail/frpythoneers/2001-July/thread.html

    David Mertz teaches that Pippy is a port of Python to PalmOS
	http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-pippy?open&l=252,t=grl,p=Pyth4PalmOS

    Now it's called, "Zope Corporation"
	http://www.zope.com/News/PressReleases/DC2ZC


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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 traditional
    center of Pythonia
        http://www.python.org
    Notice especially the master FAQ
        http://www.python.org/doc/FAQ.html

    PythonWare complements the digest you're reading with the
    daily python url
         http://www.pythonware.com/daily  

    comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software.  Be
    sure to scan this newly-revitalized newsgroup at least weekly.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python.announce

    Michael Hudson continues Andrew Kuchling's marvelous tradition
    of summarizing action on the python-dev mailing list once every
    other week.
        http://starship.python.net/crew/mwh/summaries/
        http://www.amk.ca/python/dev

    The Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collect Python resources
        http://www.vex.net/~x/parnassus/   

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

    The Python Software Foundation has replaced the Python Consortium
    as an independent nexus of activity
        http://www.python.org/psf/

    Cetus does much of the same
        http://www.cetus-links.de/oo_python.html

    Python FAQTS
        http://python.faqts.com/

    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

    Archive probing tricks of the trade:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python&num=100
        http://groups.google.com/groups?meta=site%3Dgroups%26group%3Dcomp.lang.python.*

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