Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Feb 24)
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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.
Paul Prescod exemplifies why Pyrex is ascending the ranks of
technologies for getting Python and C to play together nicely.
The Docutils sprint, just over three weeks away, will be
one of the most memorable events of the year for Pythonia.
The Stackless sprint's only two weeks away.
Christian Tismer makes new Win32 Python 2.3 Stackless 3.0
binaries available on the Stackless web site.
"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."
Py magazine continues to prowl for new articles and authors.
A remote debugger for Python 2.3.3 can be found at
"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."
Thanks to Laura Creighton for this treat from the archives:
"How to shoot yourself in the foot with Python":
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.
Leo's enthusiasts are *very* enthuisastic.
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
Keep an eye on the Daily Python URL (see below), whose
activity has recently spiked.
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 (PSF) has replaced the Python
Consortium as an independent nexus of activity. It has official
responsibility for Python's development and maintenance.
Among the ways you can support PSF is with a donation.
Cetus collects Python hyperlinks.
The Cookbook is a collaborative effort to capture useful and
Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available are
For more, see
The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
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*
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