Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Mar 24)

Mike Meyer mwm at mired.org
Mon Mar 24 14:57:18 CET 2003


QOTW:   "If you want to soak yourself in gasoline, go right ahead. And if
you don't, dont. But if you do, and then insist on lighting matches ...
well ... don't come crying to me..." -- Sean Ross

"God, it's amazing that Python can even raise one's telepathic powers."
-- William Park


Discussion:
    Last week's "Python-URL!" posting leads to a discussion of the
    irrational and the normal.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=v7bi79rvmvm5ac@corp.supernews.com

    PyCon's begun!  Sprinters are already at work.
	http://python.org/pycon/

    Michele Simionato shows how to implement PEP 312, and thus PEP 308,
    using current python features.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=2259b0e2.0303171358.5a6fe337@posting.google.com

    A complaint about not being able to compare complex numbers to
    other numbers turns into complaints about being able to compare
    incomparable things.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1048101429.6559.python-list@python.org

    Oxford will host the UK Python conference 2003 on Wednesday April 2nd
    and Thursday 3rd.  Note that the Conference website includes an
    interesting Wiki.
	http://www.python-uk.org/

    The behavior of shelfs in regard to changes is explored and explained.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=7gy93dmzzu.fsf@pikespeak.metacarta.com    
    Pickling generators remains a challenge; a few solutions are available,
    though.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1048341517.7261.python-list@python.org

    Boudewijn Rempt explains what's interesting about Python 2.3.
        http://www.informit.com/isapi/product_id~{A78E4737-3E0F-4630-8DAA-DAA45E11C748}/session_id~{FBD92B02-BD33-45DE-8F72-AAED3CD1F21D}/content/index.asp

Announcements:
    mod_python 3.0.3 allows python to be better integrated with web servers.
        http://www.modpython.org/

    Discord 1.0 is a tool for converting dates from Gregorian to Discordian.
        http://www.alcyone.com/pyos/discord/

    Pyrexdoc is an HTML doc generator for Pyrexx modules.
        http://www.cosc.canterbury.ac.nz/~greg/python/Pyrex/tools/pyrexdoc/

    Boost 1.30.0 is a library of libraries. The things included in boost
    are too numerous to be listed individually, and too eclectic to be
    summarised easily.
	http://www.boost.org/


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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 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/

    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.*

Previous - (U)se the (R)esource, (L)uke! - messages are listed here:
  http://www.ddj.com/topics/pythonurl/         
  http://purl.org/thecliff/python/url.html (dormant)
or
  http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_q=+Python-URL!&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python


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