Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jan 5)

Emile van Sebille python-url at phaseit.net
Tue Jan 6 02:43:49 CET 2004


QOTW:  "Name me any product (except maybe TeX) that was mature at version
1.0.  I remember using Visual Basic at v1.0 and it definitely wasn't
mature..."
  -- Alan Gauld on the maturity of IDLE

"Most Python users don't know C, and will never see the C implementation."
  -- Tim Peters


    Rob Hughes wishes all a Happy New Year in a multilingual piece of code.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=809f2610.0401011312.190dfb44@posting.google.com
    
    Art Haas announces the eleventh development release of PythonCAD, a
    fully scriptable drafting program written in python.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1072891982.24293.clpa-moderators@python.org
    
    Daniel Pryde gets some ideas on optimizing a best match searching
    algorithm.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=a0YHb.5354%24DC4.2417%40fe2.texas.rr.com
    
    Barry A. Warsaw releases Mailman 2.1.4, a bug fix release that also
    contains support for four new languages: Catalan, Croatian, Romanian,
    and Slovenian.  
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1072897503.19303.clpa-moderators@python.org
    
    Oh Kyu Yoon asks how to implement plots from scipy, chaco, etc into
    wxPython widget.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=bt04a4$2e3$1@news.Stanford.EDU
    
    Bjorn Stabell announces the creation of Python and Zope/Plone Chinese
    Forums.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1073049482.17069.clpa-moderators@python.org
    
    hokieghal99 asks Is Python Mac Centric?
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=bss8qn$mb7$1@solaris.cc.vt.edu
    
    Greg Lindstrom gets help monitoring an MS Exchange mailbox.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.20.1072730275.8134.python-list%40python.org
    
    Tim Churches and Adam Twardoch point out articles that may require a
    revision in the Guinness Book of World Records.
         -- http://news.independent.co.uk/world/asia/story.jsp?story=476931
         -- http://www.wftv.com/news/2732086/detail.html
    
    Peter Astrand solicits comments on PEP 324, a proposal to introduce a
    new POSIX process module popen5.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.47.1073137666.12720.python-list@python.org
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.60.1073175311.12720.python-list%40python.org
    
    Mike gets help with a problem building on BeOS.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=NLhJb.31440$I07.78784@attbi_s53
    
    Black asks about implementing undo and redo using tkinter.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.20.1073011134.12720.python-list%40python.org
    
    Roger Jack is looking for the best tool for templating source code files
    and then generating python code.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=CMudnfQnOeIn1GqiRVn-uQ@comcast.com
    
    Randall Smith needs a way to convert a datetime string of unknown format
    to a python datetime object.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=MnIJb.33778$xU1.16252@fe1.texas.rr.com
    
    Robert Brewer updates his recur.py, then later provides an example of
    using recur.interval with threading.Timer.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.58.1073173611.12720.python-list@python.org
    
    Hye-Shik Chang announces Anonfunc 1.0, a C extension module that creates
    anonymous functions based on operator overloading.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1073232664.14285.clpa-moderators@python.org
    
    Francois releases Allout-Vim 040103, a tool that eases the handling of
    Allout files from within a Python-enabled Vim.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1073155262.15776.clpa-moderators@python.org


========================================================================
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 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/

    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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