Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Oct 21)

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Mon Oct 21 15:34:31 CEST 2002


QOTW:  "I regard [the Stackless technology merge] as the beginning of the
reunion of my brain halves."  Christian Tismer
http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1034834665.3845.python-list%40python.org

"This is Rule #1 of Python optimization: Any Python program using a dict is
1000x faster than any C program.  There are no exceptions to this rule
<ahem>."  Tim Peters


Articles
    Christian Tismer announces a long-anticipated technology merge for
    Stackless:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1034834665.3845.python-list%40python.org

Threads
    A question about SOAP.py leads to a productive discussion of the
    relative merits of SOAP and XML-RPC, and how they relate to Python:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=73c9b534.0210190805.559c4b92%40posting.google.com

    Discussion of a "Python pattern repository," a sort of implicit
    Cookbook on Usenet/Google keyed off with searchable token:
       http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=Xns92ABD92A93C6Ccliechtigmxnet%4062.2.16.82

    A frequently asked question about what makes Python a good
    language, with its frequently answered and constructive answers:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=v1dtoa.rj3.ln%40ix.netcom.com

Software
    Python version 2.2.2 is officially released:
        http://www.python.org/2.2.2/

    Stackless Python has been ported to vesion 2.2.2 a day after its
    release:
        http://www.stackless.com/

    Greg Ewing releases version 0.4.5 of Pyrex, which includes a
    'public' declaration for making Pyrex-defined variables and
    functions accessible to external C code:
        http://www.cosc.canterbury.ac.nz/~greg/python/Pyrex/

    Greg Ward announces version 1.4 of Optik, a command-line parsing
    library:
        http://optik.sourceforge.net/

    Barry A. Warsaw announces the release of version 2.0 of ht2html,
    the Web page templating system which is used to build the
    www.python.org site:
        http://sourceforge.net/projects/ht2html

    XIST version 2.0 is an XML-based extensible HTML generator (and
    DOM parser) written in Python:
       http://www.livinglogic.de/Python/xist/

    Active Spam Killer version 2.2 is a Python-powered antispam tool
    which uses whitelist techniques:
        http://www.paganini.net/ask/

    IMGV version 2.2 is a platform-independent image viewer using
    Python and pygame:
        http://www.seekrut.com/toxicpulse/imgv/imgv.html

Meetings and courses
    Enthought announces a "Building C/C++ Extensions for Python"
    course, taught by David Beazley, David Abrahams, and Eric Jones,
    to take place in Austin, Texas on December 9-11:
        http://www.enthought.com/training/building_extensions.html

    MEETUP organizes the first International Python Meetup Day for
    November 14, 7 pm local time everywhere:
        http://python.meetup.com/

Resources
    Uche Ogbuji has written an article outlining how to use Python
    generators in conjunction with XML processing:
        http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-tipgenr.html


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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

    Brett Cannon continues the marvelous tradition established by 
    Andrew Kuchling and Michael Hudson 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.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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