Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jun 2)

Steven Taschuk staschuk at telusplanet.net
Mon Jun 2 23:44:13 CEST 2003

QOTW:  "There is a certain charm to seeing someone happily advocate a
triangular wheel because it has one less bump per revolution than a
square wheel does."  -- Chuck Swiger

"It took me years to realise how deep and important the divide is between
wanting an SDK and wanting to know the underlying protocol."  -- Tim Bray

    Bengt Richter works out (with a few revisions, and variants from
    other posters) how to make a switch-case work-alike by abusing

    Carl Banks demonstrates an introspective technique for "declaring"
    local variables.

    A draft essay explaining descriptors, by Raymond Hettinger.

    Python 2.2.3: A bug fix release for the Python 2.2 code line.

    Voting for the 2003 Active Awards for open-source programmers
    starts June 3.

    EmPy 3.0: a system for embedding Python expressions and statements
    in template text.

    gdmodule 0.41: A Python wrapper for the GD graphics module.

    McMillan Installer 5b5_3: A utility for distributing Python
    applications; this is a bug fix release.

    managesieve 0.2: A MANGAGESIEVE client library for remotely
    managing Sieve scripts, including an interactive 'sieveshell'.

    msnp.py 0.3: A pure-Python implementation of the MSN instant
    messaging protocol.

    PyGDChart Alpha 2: A Python interface to the GDChart graphing

    PyOSG 0.4.0: Python bindings for the OpenSceneGraph real-time
    visualisation library.

    yawPyCrypto 0.02: A more full-featured PyCrypto wrapper.

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
    Notice especially the master FAQ

    PythonWare complements the digest you're reading with the
    daily python url
    Mygale is a news-gathering webcrawler that specializes in (new)
    World-Wide Web articles related to Python.
    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.

    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.

    The Python Package Index catalogues packages.

    The somewhat older Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects references
    to all sorts of Python resources.

    Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
    mailing lists

    The Python Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies
    that base their business on ... Python."

    The Python Software Foundation has replaced the Python Consortium
    as an independent nexus of activity

    Cetus does much of the same

    Python FAQTS

    The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
    SourceForge reincarnation.
    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*

    Archive probing tricks of the trade:

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