Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Dec 15)

Emile van Sebille python-url at phaseit.net
Mon Dec 15 18:22:49 CET 2003


QOTW (in the OS agnostic category):  "There is a (very popular) Python
package out there which exposes the win32 api.  I'm not sure what it's
called. (win32api? pythonwin?  win32all?)" -- Francis Avila

QOTW (in the popular vote category):  "So far, python has been the easiest
language to learn I've ever come across.  I tried learning perl, and it
was a disaster....  Too convoluted.  Python is a breath of fresh air.
Also, the docs and support here is excellent.  :-)  My thanks to all the
volunteers who put in time to build python." -- Kamus of Kadizhar


    Zunbeltz Izaola wants to know more about preferred usage of getters and
    setters in python.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=m1oeuhqd7k.fsf@lcpxdf.wm.lc.ehu.es
     
    Aaron Watters announces xsdb, the eXtremely Simple Database, written in
    python and featuring an optional server mode built on stackless.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.25.1071054806.9307.python-list@python.org
    
    Jan Decaluwe finds help on introspection of cells, an implementation
    detail of nested scopes.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=3FD5FD4A.9060406@jandecaluwe.com
    
    M.-A. Lemburg announces the release of eGenix mxODBC Zope Database
    Adapter Version 1.0.7, which is available for Zope 2.3 through 2.7 and
    allows you to easily connect your Zope installation to just about any
    database backend.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.88.1071177569.9307.python-list@python.org
    
    Christopher Koppler finds out how to send mouse clicks to a windows gui
    application.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=d28ac2c5.0312120419.264f8213@posting.google.com
    
    Todd Miller announces the release of numarray-0.8, an array processing
    package designed to efficiently manipulate large multi-dimensional
    arrays.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.114.1071267670.9307.python-list@python.org
    
    Michael Stroeder releases python-ldap-2.0.0pre18, an object-oriented API
    to access LDAP directory servers from Python programs.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1071001802.31728.clpa-moderators@python.org
    
    Christian Tismer announces that Stackless 3.0 can now pickle
    generators...
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.95.1071200369.9307.python-list@python.org
    
    ...and shows a way to use Stackless with Zope in a quick hack example of
    a long-running Python method which "prints" lines to the browser.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.52.1071114650.9307.python-list@python.org
    
    Itamar Shtull-Trauring announces the release of Twisted 1.1.1, an
    event-driven networking framework for server and client applications. 
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.41.1071081238.9307.python-list@python.org
    
    David M. Wilson gets some links to better understanding and working with
    __metaclass__.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=99dce321.0312081149.2a32575d@posting.google.com
    
    Paul Rubin asks "What GUI toolkit looks the best?"  Swap in OS or editor
    for GUI and you're properly forewarned.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=7xekvby0xr.fsf_-_@ruckus.brouhaha.com
    
    Allen questions python's future, believing it to be incompatible with
    .net.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm031207112217.14343.00000306%40mb-m14.aol.com
    
    Gustavo Niemeyer announces lunatic-python 0.1, a two-way bridge between
    Python and Lua, allowing these languages to intercommunicate.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.118.1071295637.9307.python-list@python.org
    
    Fredrik Lundh announces the release of WCK for Tkinter 1.0, an extension
    API that allows you to implement custom widgets in pure Python.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1071238623.31067.clpa-moderators@python.org
    
    David McNab announces pythonfs - a framework which allows mountable
    linux filesystems to be implemented in pure python and available to
    linux users.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.216.1070885363.16879.python-list@python.org
    
    Ruben Marquez is pleased to find demos in win32all allowing Python to
    operate as a nearly complete shell extension, and to interact with the
    shell interfaces.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=8a27e309.0312081137.18c2810b@posting.google.com
    
    Wilfredo Sanchez gets a tip on deleting a message with imaplib.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=wsanchez-7FAB67.14343408122003@news.apple.com

    Manage Linux file systems with a high-level Pythonic programmatic 
    interface.
	http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.216.1070885363.16879.python-list%40python.org
	
    Jim Hugunin appears to be on the verge of another miracle, following
    up his Jython masterpiece with a sophisticated implementation of 
    Python for the .NET CLR.
        http://www.google.com/groups?selm=87n0a1uat3.fsf%40pobox.com


========================================================================
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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