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
Plone wins ticket to Comdex
Travis Oliphant courageously asks for feedback on a controversial
decision for users of large homogeneous arrays
Gandalf, Tim Peters and others discuss the risks, or otherwise, of
Peter Otten can't resist demonstrating bad Python style by emulating
the lazy evaluation built into other languages
What's *really* the correct way to launch a simple external Windows
François Pinard embeds Python in Pyrex in C
Thomas Heller is persuaded to keep ctypes cross-platform
The long-awaited Learning Python, 2nd edition is out (O'Reilly)
Version 1.19 of Reportlab, the PDF generation library, is out:
Matthias Baas releases Python Computer Graphics Kit v1.1.0
Zope 2.6.4 rc1 and 2.7.0 rc1 Released (along with standalone ZODB
Marc-Andre Lemburg releases eGenix mxODBC Zope Database Adapter 1.0.8
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.
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