Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jan 26)

John J Lee python-url at phaseit.net
Tue Jan 27 03:58:14 CET 2004


QOTW:  "I'd love it if we could come up with a different term for these
beasts than 'new style classes'."  --Barry Warsaw
"Then let me suggest ectomorphic classes, as opposed to the previous
endomorphic classes.  Roll-your-own classes can be called mesomorphic
classes.  Extension classes can be called paleomorphic classes.  Then
there's a precise term for each kind, and bystanders are automically
informed by the very terminology used that their lives are too short to
worry about the distinctions being drawn <wink>."  --Tim Peters
    http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2004-January/042181.html


    Plone wins ticket to Comdex
        http://osdir.com/Article199.phtml

    Travis Oliphant courageously asks for feedback on a controversial
    decision for users of large homogeneous arrays
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.517.1074548025.12720.python-list%40python.org

    Gandalf, Tim Peters and others discuss the risks, or otherwise, of
    unpickling
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=bufkot$96vl$1%40netnews.upenn.edu

    Peter Otten can't resist demonstrating bad Python style by emulating
    the lazy evaluation built into other languages
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=buhd16$1qd$01$1%40news.t-online.com

    What's *really* the correct way to launch a simple external Windows
    application?
       http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=100p81q3kshsuca%40corp.supernews.com

    François Pinard embeds Python in Pyrex in C
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.549.1074619857.12720.python-list%40python.org

    Thomas Heller is persuaded to keep ctypes cross-platform
        http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Mail/Message/ctypes-users/1979390

    The long-awaited Learning Python, 2nd edition is out (O'Reilly)
        http://books.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/01/20/176200

    Version 1.19 of Reportlab, the PDF generation library, is out:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=jvHZstAn4rDAFwUV%40jessikat.fsnet.co.uk

    Matthias Baas releases Python Computer Graphics Kit v1.1.0
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1074534902.1084.clpa-moderators%40python.org

    Zope 2.6.4 rc1 and 2.7.0 rc1 Released (along with standalone ZODB
    releases)
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1074552605.27880.clpa-moderators%40python.org
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1074552604.27857.clpa-moderators%40python.org

    Marc-Andre Lemburg releases eGenix mxODBC Zope Database Adapter 1.0.8
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1074879183.6139.clpa-moderators%40python.org


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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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