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.
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.
...Don Dwiggins calls for an evaluation in light of CP4E
... and Jason Riedy, a member of the IEEE 754R revision group,
tells us that changes to the specs are in the works.
David Cohen introduces pyagent version 1.00, an open infrastructure
for intelligent agents based on Frederik Lundh's implementation of
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
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.
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,
http://www.zopenewbies.net finds its own home. With 2.1 now
required as of Zope 2.4.0a1 (see
) 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.
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
Robin Becker, in the "explode your head" category, asks about the
proper method for dynamically generating classes with inheritance:
James Althoff explains how he emulates a GUI development for Jython
in the midst of discussing the benefits of Python over Java
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 continues Andrew Kuchling's marvelous tradition
of summarizing action on the python-dev mailing list once every
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
Python To-Do List anticipates some of Python's future direction
Python Journal is at work on its second issue
Links2Go is a new semi-automated link collection; it's impressive
what AI can generate
Archive probing tricks of the trade:
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