Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Feb 18)
jason at jorendorff.com
Mon Feb 18 23:53:36 CET 2002
QOTW: "I am always amazed at how many things are built in to Python."
-Kevin Parks, upon being reminded about the bisect module
"Using pyperl to access Oracle is like taking a bus from New York to
San Francisco so you can fly to Los Angeles." -Steve Holden
"In some ways, it's an like an RPN version of Python, without the
class machinery." -Roy Smith in praise of Postscript
Charleroi, 40 km south of Brussels, will host the first European
Python/Zope Conference on June 26-28, 2002.
mailto:europython at python.org
xml_pickle converts Python objects and data structures to XML and
back. Version 0.51 sports a dozen new features, including a
fine-grained security model.
PEP 282 proposes a standard logging system for Python.
O'ReillyNet covers the new incarnation of Stackless Python.
AnyCons is a common API for interactive console-mode graphics that
works on Unix and Windows.
Sheila King implements file locking on Unix and Windows.
EasyGui provides some convenient functions for simple GUI dialogs,
allowing mostly-procedural code to pop up the occasional message box.
Several approaches for drawing graphics "in slow motion" with Tkinter:
Several approaches for dynamically dropping input fields into a
paragraph of text in a GUI.
Just van Rossum explains how to sort a list of lists by their first
element, using the second element to break ties. (Hint: There is
a default sort order for lists.)
On comp.lang.python: An innocent question about the leading-zero
notation for octal numbers leads to a historical quest for the origin
of this confusing syntax. No conclusion is reached, but some Sperry
UNIVAC nostalgia is shared.
Guido van Rossum wins the fourth annual FSF Award for the
Advancement of Free Software.
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
Mygale is a news-gathering webcrawler that specializes in (new)
World-Wide Web articles related to Python.
While cosmetically similar, Mygale and the Daily Python-URL
are utterly different in their technologies and generally in
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
*Py: the Journal of the Python Language*
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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