Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Nov 17)
Emile van Sebille
python-url at phaseit.net
Mon Nov 17 17:09:25 CET 2003
QOTW: "I've tried many ways over the years to represent equations legibly
using Python and [it is] my experience that case sensitivity, while
certainly no panacea, helps." -- Tim Hochberg
"What's your pet deprecation candidate? I have always thought `backticks`
as repr has got to be the most useless feature around." -- Ville Vainio
Peter Hansen suggests "Imagine never having to think up variable names
more complicated than 'foo'."
Patrick Maupin advocates conversion to python as a step in refactoring.
Jack Jansen is looking for a FAQ maintainer volunteer. CV not required.
For its third installment on 7-9 June 2004, the Europython Conference
moves to a new venue: the Chalmers University of Technology,
Uche Ogbuji speaks tonight on Python paradigms for XML processing in
Trent Mick announces releases from ActiveState of ActivePython 2.2.3 and
2.3.2 for Windows, Linux and Solaris.
PDO provides an object-oriented API, something like ADO or JDBC,
built over dbapi.
Markku H=E4nninen created a small utility to create Python stubs from
Java classes using Jython.
Diez B. Roggisch seeks use cases for the for/else and while/else
Anthony Baxter is looking for a Pythonesque name for a first cut at a
pure-Python SIP (VoIP) phone he's implemented.
Bernard Fields gets pointers on creating a maze.
Corey Lubin gets help on overriding variables used by base classes.
Andreas Held announces the second beta release of pyFLTK, the Python
bindings for the FLTK toolkit.
Russell Nelson releases Familiar v0.7.2, a Linux distribution for the
Compaq/HP iPAQ series of handhelds. The v0.7.2 release includes a
special 'pypaq' and now a programmer can write a GUI program in Python
on their handheld.
Michele Simionato wants to disable/enable the screensaver on a Win98 box
with a Python script.
Hoang Do wants to know of a Structured Text or ReStructured Text
Metaclasses get further clarified in response to a question by Fernando
Al Bogner both provides and gets links in his effort to build a database
client with a GUI
Brian Lloyd releases Python for .NET 1.0 beta 2, a near-seamless
integration of Python with the .NET common language runtime.
Everything Python-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in
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
marvelous 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
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 intelligently 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
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
Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available are
For more, see
The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
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