Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Aug 12)

Ian Bicking ianb at colorstudy.com
Mon Aug 12 21:57:06 CEST 2002


QOTW:  "Python is not a nanny.  It's a language for consenting adults. 
What you do with your classes is your business.  If you use someone else's
classes, it is your responsibility to consider the sanity of the source --
and to test." -- Terry Reedy

"Python is what BASIC should have been. Easy for beginners, powerful for
advanced applications, able to seamlessly integrate with C, object-ori-
ented.  I *love* this language."        TuxTrax      

    Congratulations to 2002 Active Awards Winners, including Robin Dunn
    and Alex Martelli.
	http://www.activestate.com/Corporate/Awards/ActiveAwards.html

    Paul Rubin notes that some recipes in the Python Cookbook are insecure,
    and require access to a true random number generator:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=7xit2iff9c.fsf_-_@ruckus.brouhaha.com
    
    People list a number of Python-extendable editors:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=62d99731.0208091518.2b9254a1@posting.google.com
    
    Use Reportlab to create Quicktime movies.  Animate your PDF's, turn your
    boring documentation into epic cinema:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1028923525.20440.python-list@python.org
    
    Edsger Dikjstra completes his final computation.
        http://www.lwn.net/Articles/6954/
        			     
    A Python and Zope job market, run by a Python and Zope guy who's in the
    job market:
        http://python.jobmart.com/
    
    The TIOBE Programming Community Index gives Python a score of 1.8,
    that's 0.3 extra points worth of mainstreamness!
        http://www.tiobe.com/tpci.htm
    
    An interview with Alex Martelli and David Ascher, editors of _The Python
    Cookbook_:
        http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/python/2002/08/01/cookbook.html
    Missing from the interview is Luther Blisset:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=3D509F22.3050108@chello.no
    
    Francois Pinard expounds the virtues of Pyrex:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=oq7kj4yx81.fsf@titan.progiciels-bpi.ca
    
    A simple benchmark gets optimized:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=d8778a53.0208070621.62248e3d@posting.google.com
    
    Python defamed in online comments!
        http://linuxtoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn=2002-08-05-005-26-IN-BZ-DV
    Community rallies in response!
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=8a27e309.0208061148.4afe79@posting.google.com
    
    Spam has its purposes.  A penis enlargement ad makes people reflect on
    gender difference and bias among programmers.  Next, expect a
    make-money-fast spam to inspire discussion of the economic effects of
    faster development times...
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=aip30m$bdm$1@scotsman.ed.ac.uk
    
    
    Software:
    
    OGLE 1.0, a trivial (incomplete) Python OpenGL engine, for your
    amusement and education:
        http://www.alcyone.com/pyos/ogle/
    
    Need help debugging your regexes?  If you have KDE, try Kudos:
        http://kodos.sourceforge.net/
    
    Straw, a Gnome Weblog Aggregator:
        http://www.helsinki.fi/~pakaste/straw.html
    
    The wxPython Pit covers everything wxWindows and Python related.  It's
    looking for contributors:
        http://wxpython-pit.sourceforge.net/
    
    Sreekant seeks collaboration in completing a music composition program:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=436ad7a4.0208102251.5e64fa8e@posting.google.com
    

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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  
    Mygale is a news-gathering webcrawler that specializes in (new)
    World-Wide Web articles related to Python.
         http://www.awaretek.com/nowak/mygale.html 
    While cosmetically similar, Mygale and the Daily Python-URL
    are utterly different in their technologies and generally in
    their results.

    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.org/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
     
    The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.cognizor.com.
    editor at pythonjournal.com and editor at pythonjournal.cognizor.com
    welcome submission of material that helps people's understanding
    of Python use, and offer Web presentation of your work.

    *Py: the Journal of the Python Language*
        http://www.pyzine.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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