Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Feb 11)

Jason Orendorff jason at jorendorff.com
Mon Feb 11 22:14:48 CET 2002


QOTW:  "'poly-what?'  Yes, python is polymorphic, but there's no need to
get all fancy-pants about it."  -Quinn Dunkan

"Good general rule: if Tim made it that way, it's supposed to be that
way." -Steve Holden

"[J]ust fire up python and start typing.  i like that." -Mark McEahern,
on his naive pickling technique

"I was wondering if there's any kind of definitive nickname for Perl
programmers, the way we call ourselves Pythonistas?" -Aahz Maruch
"Masochists." -Daniel Klein

"I'd just like to take this moment to point out that C has all the
expressive power of two dixie cups and a string." -Jamie Zawinski,
in the source code for xkeycaps

    TTX translates TrueType fonts to an XML format and back,
    enabling you to edit TrueType fonts with a plain text editor.
        http://www.letterror.com/code/ttx

    The 10th International Python Conference took place February 4-7.
    Several remarkable slide shows are now available online, along with
    a student video.
        http://www.python.org/workshops/2002-02/

    PyGame 1.4 is released.  PyGame is a set of Python modules for
    writing games.  This version adds support for Mac OSX.  It's also
    easier to build EXE's on Windows with the pygame2exe sample script.
        http://www.pygame.org/

    StandaloneZODB is a Python object persistency system.  Version 1.0
    final is out!
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=725c2a321d15543c

    Anygui is a simple, generic module for building GUIs in Python.  It
    can run on top of many different toolkits.  The first official release
    is version 0.1 - check out the screenshots!
        http://sourceforge.net/projects/anygui
        http://anygui.sourceforge.net/screenshots.php

    Benchmarks show Python is still slower than Java.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=5ea1ffa9db9c9e99

    Jeremy Hylton and Skip Montanaro presented ideas for making Python
    faster at Python 10.  These have triggered a flurry of activity on
    the Python-Dev list.  For the technically inclined:
        http://www.python.org/~jeremy/talks/spam10/PEP-267-1.html
        http://manatee.mojam.com/~skip/python/ipc10/PEP-266-1.html

    Pyco is experimental software for building smaller Windows executables
    from Python programs.
        http://www.pythonapocrypha.com/projects/pyco/

    Are any HTTP proxy servers written in Python?
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=9171610619278850

    "Courageous" toys with hygienic macros (a la Scheme) in Python.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=619ad5469f24308b

    The Google Programming Contest accepts submissions in only three
    languages: C++, Java, and Python.
        http://www.google.com/programming-contest/


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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

    *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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