Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Dec 26)

Emile van Sebille python-url at phaseit.net
Fri Dec 26 15:51:32 CET 2003


QOTW (advanced interfaces track):  "I'm firmly in favour of any language 
that can DWIMNWIS." -- Tim Delaney

QOTW (MS roadkill track):  "Underestimate MS at your own risk.  It is one 
thing to not like MS, and possibly a reasonable position to take.  
However, underestimating them is for fools." -- Mark Hammond, on
Microsoft's commitment to .net.


    Anthony Baxter releases Python 2.3.3 final.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.381.1071951151.9307.python-list@python.org
    
    Guido van Rossum confirms the ownership transfer of python.org to the PSF.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1071930722.27948.clpa-moderators@python.org
    
    Richard Jones announces SC-Track Roundup 0.6.4, an issue tracking system.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1071631682.2786.clpa-moderators@python.org
    
    Paulo Pinto is looking for the pythonic way of doing tcl's uplevel.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=brmpt2$7nn$1@sunnews.cern.ch

    Padraig investigates the interaction of object scope and reachability 
    through exceptions.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=0%mEb.1392$HR.4074@news.indigo.ie
    
    Jason Tesser has an objection to dynamic typing raised at work when he 
    suggests python  as an appropriate language for a new project.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.355.1071850867.9307.python-list@python.org
    
    Anthony Tuininga announces three cross platform python based Oracle 
    modules: 
    ...cx_Oracle 4.0, a DBAPI 2.0 Python extension module for Oracle...
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1071684783.10357.clpa-moderators@python.org
    ...cx_OracleTools 7.2, to handle Oracle database development tasks...
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1071856207.1807.clpa-moderators@python.org
    ... and cx_OracleDBATools 2.0, that addresses Oracle DBA tasks.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1071856203.1804.clpa-moderators@python.org
    
    A comment by Guido in PEP 279 causes Logan concerns about using filter 
    and map.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=pan.2003.12.17.18.35.25.713854@phreaker.nospam
    
    Marc gets help hiding the console window when using py2exe.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=4378fa6f.0312182234.42c4fe73@posting.google.com
    
    Glen Wheeler looks into ways of reducing memory footprint when dealing 
    with millions of small integers, but finds it may be the pointers eating 
    his memory.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=s7i4uvchbhm26mhhshh13lchj0a6uuddd6@4ax.com
    
    John wants advice on debugging a python process that's hanging.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.223.1071608597.9307.python-list@python.org
    
    Brandon J. Van Every asks if anyone's kicking the tires of python for 
    .net, which leads to a comment on Microsoft as technology leader.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=brnuts$591mp$1@ID-207230.news.uni-berlin.de
    
    Matthew Sims gets lessons on using python lists and how they differ from 
    perl's.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=1e963607.0312151408.583221e6@posting.google.com
    
    Edward K. Ream announces the release of Leo 4.1 rc3, an outlining 
    editor for programmers.  It is  written in 100% pure Python.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=vu682r680amh8d@corp.supernews.com
    
    Kamus of Kadizhar gets help with the logging module and then on 
    googling, prompting Skip to start a tips page.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=brs5rc$dslu$1@news3.infoave.net
        http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/moinmoin/GoogleTips
    
    John Hunter releases matplotlib-0.40, a pure python cross platform 2D 
    plotting library with a matlab syntax.  
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.157.1071504049.9307.python-list@python.org
    
    Gustavo Campanelli gets a quick response from Andrew Clover when he asks 
    about a problem with Gif transparency and Pil.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=brlfna$ir8$1@taurus.webcorp.pl
    
    Davide Carboni forwards Michele Marchesi's request to take part in an 
    online survey on agile practices adoption in software industry.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=brseqq$tng$7@pietro.crs4.it
    
    Paul McGuire announces parsing 1.0.0, a Python class library for 
    defining and executing text parsers.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=q0zDb.222088$do1.192962@twister.austin.rr.com
    
    Steve Holden announces that submissions for PyCon DC 2004 are now being 
    considered.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.161.1071510872.9307.python-list@python.org
    
    Paul Miller discovers a PyThreadState_Swap difference in 2.3.2 and needs 
    help identifying the source of the problem.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=knbstvgsn3o3qmmtu975g8eb94rhpmae2o@4ax.com
    
    Irmen de Jong announces the availability of Snakelets 1.9, a Python 
    threaded web application server.  
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=3fde25a4$0$209$e4fe514c@news.xs4all.nl
    
    Gilles Lenfant is looking for ways to do spell checking from Python.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=brl2vb$1dj$1@biggoron.nerim.net
    
    Gustavo Campanelli solicits suggestions for a standalone client database 
    for Python.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=brps08$fe9$1@taurus.webcorp.pl
    
    Steve wants help automating remote access through ssh using python.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=3fe0dfd7$1@clarion.carno.net.au
    
    Arcady Genkin releases a  Samba password hashes generator.  
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1071510842.14628.clpa-moderators@python.org
    
    Jason R. Mastaler announces the release of TMDA 1.0 final, a python 
    based anti-spam system.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1072147564.23791.clpa-moderators@python.org
    
    Patrick Useldinger announces bkmChk, a stand-alone Python program which 
    checks URLs to detect dead links.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1071856205.1805.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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