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

Cameron Laird python-url at phaseit.net
Tue Feb 24 18:16:24 CET 2004


QOTW:  "They say that when you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
When using Python, most everything /is/ a nail." -- Josiah Carlson

"This is the main reason I stick to Tkinter. I've never seen any widget
just half as powerful as tk's canvas in any other GUI toolkit." -- Eric Brunel


    Peter Otten delightfully illustrates the Pythonic tendency
    to produce working code that yields real measurements.
	http://groups.google.com/groups?frame=left&th=ac7f9bd283710c

    Paul Prescod exemplifies why Pyrex is ascending the ranks of
    technologies for getting Python and C to play together nicely.
	http://groups.google.com/groups?frame=left&th=79252f24885fe186

    The Docutils sprint, just over three weeks away, will be
    one of the most memorable events of the year for Pythonia.
	  http://groups.google.com/groups?th=645ec14597a6df18
    The Stackless sprint's only two weeks away.
	http://groups.google.com/groups?frame=left&th=c3809a2bd1674872
    
    Christian Tismer makes new Win32 Python 2.3 Stackless 3.0
    binaries available on the Stackless web site.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.145.1077390882.27104.python-list%40python.org

    "Freshlogic announces IIS2Zope, which serves Zope and Plone
    behind IIS using fast ISAPI action.  Those of us who want,
    or must, run Microsoft IIS have not until now had an elegant
    or efficient solution for serving Zope."
        http://mail.zope.org/pipermail/zope-announce/2004-February/001371.html
    
    Py magazine continues to prowl for new articles and authors. 
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-announce-list/2004-February/002902.html
    
    A remote debugger for Python 2.3.3 can be found at
        http://ziaran.freehosting.net/
    "I started learning Python 3 weeks ago, and was trying to
    implement an academic exercise for that purpose, but alas
    I had a bug in my implementation ...  I decided to modify
    pdb for my needs."
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=4039464f%40news.bezeqint.net
    
    Thanks to Laura Creighton for this treat from the archives:
    "How to shoot yourself in the foot with Python":
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=slrna0f23p.511.QnickQm%40h00104b6bfa23.ne.mediaone.net

    Does the eruption of interest in Python-based "parsers"
    reflect academic adoption of the language for classroom
    use?  In any case, here's the most helpful of several
    recent threads on the theme.
	http://groups.google.com/groups?frame=left&th=d2bbbf0a84efcd08

    Leo's enthusiasts are *very* enthuisastic.
	http://groups.google.com/groups?frame=left&th=9e0dc9b0ca19d10f

    Yes, yes, but can Python be trusted in SERIOUS programs?
    Well, BEA takes in almost a billion dollars annually of
    Very Serious money, and *they* seem comfortable relying
    on Python.
	http://dev2dev.bea.com/codelibrary/code/wlst.jsp

    Keep an eye on the Daily Python URL (see below), whose
    activity has recently spiked.

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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 (PSF) has replaced the Python
    Consortium as an independent nexus of activity.  It has official
    responsibility for Python's development and maintenance. 
        http://www.python.org/psf/
    Among the ways you can support PSF is with a donation.
        http://www.python.org/psf/donate.html

    Cetus collects Python hyperlinks.
        http://www.cetus-links.org/oo_python.html

    Python FAQTS
        http://python.faqts.com/

    The Cookbook is a collaborative effort to capture useful and
    interesting recipes.
	http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python

    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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