Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jun 11)

Emile van Sebille emile at fcfw.fenx.com
Mon Jun 11 15:58:00 CEST 2001


    Hamish Lawson reminds us of Frank Willison's Article "Time for
    the Python Community to Step Up to the Plate", which calls for
    more contributions to the CookBook, and it appears to have
    spurred some on.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?ic=1&q=msgid:915a998f.0106040825.64991b57@posting.google.com

    In this week's episodes of "Who needs bugs when you've got IEEE
    754 floating point: The Series", Tim Peters takes on floating
    point again and conjures up a 53 place exact binary representation.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?ic=1&q=msgid:mailman.991786869.19811.python-list@python.org
    ...Don Dwiggins calls for an evaluation in light of CP4E
        http://groups.google.com/groups?ic=1&q=msgid:mailman.991685948.23344.python-list@python.org
    ... and Jason Riedy, a member of the IEEE 754R revision group,
    tells us that changes to the specs are in the works.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?ic=1&q=msgid:9fp4cd$2sgt$1@agate.berkeley.edu

    David Cohen introduces pyagent version 1.00, an open infrastructure
    for intelligent agents based on Frederik Lundh's implementation of
    XML-RPC
        http://groups.google.com/groups?ic=1&q=msgid:PuqT6.79411$FS3.630510@sjc-read.news.verio.net

    Anthony Tuininga announces a Win32 binary for Python 2.1 of
    cx_Oracle, a module which provides a Python DB-API 2.0-compliant
    method for accessing Oracle databases
        http://groups.google.com/groups?ic=1&q=msgid:mailman.992040540.10455.clpa-moderators@python.org

    Rod Weston asks about OOP, and Roman Suzi points out that it is
    necessary to remember that OOP is the third phase of OOA-OOD-OOP. 
    None the less, the discussion rapidly pulls in comparisons and
    opinions on many languages.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?ic=1&q=msgid:f7ce0059.0106060942.69f28e91@posting.google.com

    Steven Haryanto starts the ball rolling with "WHY is python slow?".
    Several people nudge it forward, but the short answer seems to be
    "define real-world slow".  Or was it the lack of blue skies, money,
    and braces?
        http://groups.google.com/groups?ic=1&q=msgid:mailman.991900751.7603.python-list@python.org

    http://www.zopenewbies.net finds its own home.  With 2.1 now
    required as of Zope 2.4.0a1 (see
        http://www.zope.org/Products/Zope/2.4.0a1/zope_240a1_released
    ) and a continuing effort to accommodate python programmers as
    well as content managers, this site should be a valuable resource.

    Bernard Herzog announces MapIt! 1.0.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?ic=1&q=msgid:mailman.992040540.10454.clpa-moderators@python.org
    Those of you familiar with GIS applications will want to take a
    look at MapIt!, a web-application that lets you navigate raster-maps
    through your web-browser and lets you zoom in and out and select
    objects and object classes that are identified on the map.  Next
    time I do one of these, I'll start with this.

    Jesus Cea Avion asks how to examine an exception and pass it on
    unchanged:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?ic=1&q=msgid:3B20F235.1FC3A9A@argo.es

    Robin Becker, in the "explode your head" category, asks about the
    proper method for dynamically generating classes with inheritance:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?ic=1&q=msgid:19l8IVAAgJI7EwAk@jessikat.demon.co.uk

    James Althoff explains how he emulates a GUI development for Jython
    in the midst of discussing the benefits of Python over Java
        http://groups.google.com/groups?ic=1&q=msgid:mailman.991938793.12848.python-list@python.org


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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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