Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Nov 16)

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Sat Nov 17 00:10:28 CET 2001


    Two new PEPs hit the streets this week:
        PEP 275 - Switching on Multiple Values
	    http://python.sourceforge.net/peps/pep-0275.html
	PEP 276 - Simple Iterator for ints
	    http://python.sourceforge.net/peps/pep-0276.html

    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
    comp.lang.python:
	http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2001-November/018526.html
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=4834c317087da840

    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:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?start=25&group=comp.lang.python&selm=mailman.1005849327.21238.python-list%40python.org 

    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...
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=6bada99c5930c8fa

    Jonathan Gardner has a VIM module, so you can programmatically control
    VIM from Python:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=13f2f28c95b560be

    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
    looking for.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=1644fb0da6d7d0f1

    IPC10 is coming, with prestigious keynoters.  Mark your calendars.
    Guido, can you book me into the Lincoln Bedroom?
        http://groups.google.com/groups?start=125&group=comp.lang.python&selm=mailman.1005681918.28766.python-list%40python.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 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?
        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/

    The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
    SourceForge reincarnation.
	http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=355470&group_id=5470&func=browse
	http://python.sourceforge.net/peps/pep-0042.html

    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

    Tenth International Python Conference 
        http://www.python10.org            

    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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