Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Feb 10)

Mike Meyer mwm at mired.org
Mon Feb 10 15:06:28 CET 2003


QOTW:  "Forking and threading mix like bananas and motor oil under the best
of conditions."
	- Tim Peters

"In this case the BDFL asked the committee to up or down vote the color red."
	- Jack Diederich


Discussion:
    Guido Van Rossum posts a PEP for a possible ternary operator.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1044638179.4983.python-list@python.org
    
    A discussion of the advantages of Pythons dynamic typing over
    static typing, and other alternatives for typeing in general.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=623cd325.0302060257.1542e098@posting.google.com
    
    A discussion of PEP 263, including its rupture of previously
    functioning scripts.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1044297249.12820.python-list@python.org
    
    A dissection of various methods to get the key associated with the
    highest value in a dictionary.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=6ca96053.0302032256.63f147be@posting.google.com
    
Announcements:
    QualLib-Python, a SWIG-wrape of the quantitative finance library, is
    now at version 0.3.1.
        http://quantlib.org/
    
    SharkyPy is a library for creating a distributed hash table. Version
    0.2 is now available.
        http://www.heim-d.de/~heikowu/SharkyPy/
    
    SimpleTAL 2.0 was released. SimpleTAL is a standalone implementation
    of the TAL/TALES template language.
        http://www.owlfish.com/software/simpleTAL/index.html
    
    KORBA, a .NET interface for Python, is now up to version 1.7.
        http://www.gadgil.net/DotNetWrapperForPython.htm
    
    The UK Python conference is only two months away.
        http://www.python-uk.org/
    
    Registration for PyCon 2003 - the first PyCon is now open. PyCon is a
    community-oriented Python conference emphasizing accessibility and low
    cost.
        http://www.python.org/pycon/reg.html

    Learn to program with a set of simple examples for pygame.
        http://www.nongnu.org/pygsear/
    

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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 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 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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or
  http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_q=+Python-URL!&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python


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