Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Sep 10)

Quinn Dunkan quinn at yak.ugcs.caltech.edu
Mon Sep 10 16:39:38 CEST 2001


'Looks like Google changed their "groups" arguments, and start= doesn't work
anymore, so all URLs point to the beginning of the thread or to a specific
article.  Oh well.  Depending on whatever order google happened to sort the
articles in seemed fragile anyway.  Hope this isn't too confusing for people
---

    Language use:
    kmalloc wants to extend an application with python.  Alex describes
    how to set up the python namespace from C and how to write python
    classes in C (the traditional party line is "Don't.  Write python
    classes wrapping C functions, which are much easier to write."):
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=1d68eb930a358733

    Fred wants to know how to handle deep inheritance, and Joel
    discusses import dependency management:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=3B9456D0.635BDC3E%40student.gu.edu.au

    Bob wants a graphics library to draw and manipulate shapes.  There
    are a number of candidates:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=8d082cc940389469&rnum=1

    Can you use python for sysadmin-ly tasks?  Of course, and many
    people do.  Let's get away from 300 line incomprehensible shell
    scripts:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=2bb3ce650793add1&rnum=1
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=1c049c520814b002&rnum=1

    Announcements:
    "Anygui is a generic GUI package which allows you to write
    programs that will work with several backends, such as Tkinter,
    wxPython, and Java Swing.":
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=7e177109ff8caada&rnum=2

    CGIgen is... umm... well, it looks like a ZPublisher-like
    "publish your python objects on the web" sort of thing, except
    different.  It also has an interesting looking exception
    handling/mapping mechanism.  This is an early alpha, so check
    out the source if you're interested:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=56c920f30591f290&rnum=1

    PY21 is another python distribution for windows.  It includes
    Tkinter, PIL, PST, and more:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=9445d2b02cf4eb59&rnum=1

    PyF*ck, a python compiler for BrainF*ck (compiles to python). 
    BrainF*ck is a fine language, though possibly not as readable
    as python:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=d4f08205eaba35a7&rnum=1


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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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or
  http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_q=+Python-URL!&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python


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