Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Apr 9)

Steven Taschuk staschuk at telusplanet.net
Wed Apr 9 12:36:23 CEST 2003


QOTW: "Figuring out the simplest thing is often very hard."  Bruce Eckel

"People are so full of context."  Bengt Richter


Discussion:
    A proposal for overloadable assignment is met with general
    disapproval, but provokes the suggestion of a new ':=' operator
    with no default semantics.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=9383481e.0304012011.78f05548%40posting.google.com

    Informal comparisons of distributed computing technologies,
    including CORBA, XML-RPC, SOAP, ...
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=a626bbd7.0304020829.1e5cac2f@posting.google.com

    More descriptions than you want of the theory of ints and floats.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=fjss6b.1021.ln@boundary.tundraware.com

Announcements:
    apm.py 0.1.0: The goal of apm.py is providing of an uniform and
    platform independent interface to APM.
        <http://www.iapp.de/~riemer/projects/apm.py/>

    Novelwriting 0.3: Generates random text based on a user-defined
    grammar.
        <http://unpythonic.net/~jepler/novelwriting/index.html>

    pyGDChart2 alpha: A Python interface to the popular GDChart
    graphing library.
        <http://www.nullcube.com/software/pygdchart2.html>

    PyKDE-3.5-1: A set of Python bindings for the basic KDE libraries.
    It allows you to build KDE applications in Python and use KDE
    widgets, dialogs and other features as well.
        <http://www.riverbankcomputing.co.uk/pykde>

    python-ldap-2.0.0pre07: An object-oriented API to access LDAP
    directory servers from Python programs.
        <http://python-ldap.sourceforge.net/>

    PythonMagick 0.4: PythonMagick is a wrapper around GraphicsMagick.
        <http://www.procoders.net/pythonmagick>

    SCons 0.13: SCons is a software construction tool (build tool, or
    make tool) written in Python.
        <http://www.scons.org/>

    SQLObject 0.3: SQLObject is an object-relational mapper.  It
    allows you to translate RDBMS table rows into Python objects, and
    manipulate those objects to transparently manipulate the database.
        <http://sqlobject.org>


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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://www.python.org/dev/summary/

    The Python Package Index catalogues packages.
        http://www.python.org/pypi/

    The somewhat older Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects references
    to all sorts of 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 Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies
    that base their business on ... Python."
	http://www.python-in-business.org

    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

    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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