Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Dec 8)

Emile van Sebille python-url at phaseit.net
Mon Dec 8 15:05:20 CET 2003


QOTW:  "Have you ever used the copy module?  I am *not* a beginner, and have
used it *once* (and I can't remember what for, either)." -- Michael Hudson

"It will likely take a little practice before this stuff rattles off your
fingertips easily." -- Paul Rubin


    BJ MacNevin wants to run python from a CD.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=BhVyb.389117$Tr4.1144562@attbi_s03
    
    Brian Lloyd asks if there's interest in a Python for .NET sprint at
    PyCon 04.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.111.1070550982.16879.python-list@python.org
    
    Phil releases Kodos 2.1, a PyQT GUI regular expression designer, tester,
    debugger and validator.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1070757242.26773.clpa-moderators@python.org
    
    Keyphrene announces a bug-fix release for Naja 0.9.3, a download manager
    and a website grabber tool written in Python/wxPython.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1070378103.9000.clpa-moderators@python.org
    
    Jeff Wagner asks the seemingly simple question about Lists and Tuples:
    why choose one over the other?
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=7x7k1b4yqn.fsf%40ruckus.brouhaha.com
    
    Jay Dorsey points us to a site offering funds "to make Python the most
    widespread common scripting language on the net"
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.81.1070486342.16879.python-list@python.org
    
    Anthony Baxter on behalf of the Python development team releases Python
    2.3.3 (release candidate 1), which fixes a couple of serious bugs
    related to weakrefs and the cyclic garbage collector along with a number
    of bugs in the standard library.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.139.1070635275.16879.python-list@python.org
    
    Skip Montanaro, after a quick pointer from Tim Peters, shows how to
    exploit readline to save and restore interactive sessions.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.18.1070312780.16879.python-list@python.org
    
    Peter Otten is looking for ways to turn a function taking a callback
    into a generator without having to store all intermediate results first.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=bql8pd$32q$06$1@news.t-online.com
    
    luigipaioro asks how to use python to access a web page that needs user
    and password authentication.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.110.1070548764.16879.python-list@python.org
    
    John J. Lee wants to know when a bare except: is justified.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=873cbzmbld.fsf%40pobox.com
    
    Gerald Senarclens de Grancy is stumped when asked 'Why did Guido create
    Python?'.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=3fce6605$0$248$a3f2974a@nnrp1.numericable.fr
    
    Enrique spots differences between python 22 and python 23 that now
    sometimes require specification of a default encoding to properly deal
    with strings containing binary data.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.72.1070471712.16879.python-list@python.org
    
    Detlev Offenbach releases Eric 3.3, a Python IDE written using PyQt and
    QScintilla that includes project management capabilities, an unlimited
    number of editors, a Python shell, an integrated debugger and more.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=npl8a1-125.ln1@stargate.solsys.priv
    
    Bernhard Herzog releases Thuban 1.0rc1, an interactive geographic data
    viewer implemented in Python and wxPython which runs on Unix-like systems
    and MS Windows.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1070462582.366.clpa-moderators@python.org
    
    Patrick Useldinger announces dfp 0.1, a suite of components which permit
    detection and processing of changed files.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1070724602.31055.clpa-moderators@python.org
    
    Gerhard Haering releases PySQLite 0.5.0, because lots of bugs were fixed
    and several sensitive changes were made, which need exposure in real
    life.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.42.1070374169.16879.python-list@python.org
    
    John J. Lee releases ClientCookie 0.4.10, a Python module for handling
    HTTP cookies on the client side.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1070757242.26774.clpa-moderators@python.org
    
    Stephen Ferg places a python advocacy article titled "Why your
    organization needs Python" in the public domain.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=b16e4ef7.0312070813.4cfc46b8@posting.google.com
    
    Brett Cannon documents "How Python is Developed" in an introductory
    essay.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1070833381.16370.clpa-moderators@python.org


========================================================================
Everything Python-related 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
    marvelous 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 intelligently 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/

    Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available are
	http://www.python.org/channews.rdf
	http://bootleg-rss.g-blog.net/pythonware_com_daily.pcgi
	http://python.de/backend.php
    For more, see
	http://www.syndic8.com/feedlist.php?ShowMatch=python&ShowStatus=all
    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

    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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