Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Nov 16)
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Two new PEPs hit the streets this week:
PEP 275 - Switching on Multiple Values
PEP 276 - Simple Iterator for ints
PEP 275 (Marc-Andre Lemburg) has been a hot topic on python-dev while
PEP 276 (James Althoff) has been burning up the wires on
For those of you who know hedgehogs aren't funny looking animals on
which you clean your boots before entering the house, Prabhu
Ramachandran wraps up an easy-to-install version of VTK-Python:
Whoa! Armin Rego's Psyco reaches version 0.3.2 and he can now double the
speed of the pystone benchmark. I think he's onto something folks...
Jonathan Gardner has a VIM module, so you can programmatically control
VIM from Python:
That old black magic that you weave so well... Laura Creighton asks
about introspecting random (food) objects to get an equivalent to map()
for methods. She gets several answers. Maybe one is what you've been
IPC10 is coming, with prestigious keynoters. Mark your calendars.
Guido, can you book me into the Lincoln Bedroom?
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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