Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Oct 18)

Ville Vainio python-url at phaseit.net
Mon Oct 18 20:09:49 CEST 2004


QOTW: "Other than the parts about 'SADISTS and PERVERTS', what portion
was on topic?" - Peter Hansen, commenting a spam posting
    http://groups.google.com/groups?frame=left&th=50285732810cb768

"Python makes me very lazy.  Writing a report in LaTeX today, it was
actually easier for me to make up a syntax for tagging math symbols (put
into comments in the LaTeX source), and extract those and build a List Of
Symbols with a python preprocessor before texification, rather than find
(and figure out how to use) the correct LaTeX package for that." - Caleb
Hattingh
    http://groups.google.com/groups?frame=left&th=175f4d840fbb6df2


    The Boo thread inspires Doug Holton to muse about the future
    possibilites of the project, while 'Neuruss' relays news about
    the status of the highly anticipated Starkiller project.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=V8SdnRfq9bLtQvfcRVn-vg%40comcast.com
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=278de0e.0410111836.3a5314e0%40posting.google.com
    
    Daniel Bickett learns how to use the Windows XP balloon tips from
    Python. Once again, ctypes is just the ticket.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.4712.1097513406.5135.python-list%40python.org
        http://starship.python.net/crew/theller/ctypes/
    
    Blow your technical mind *and* stamp your passport:  see Lithuania in
    autumn, on the occasion of the next PyPy sprint.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=4ce1fbd505bad21f

    Mike Mussman needs to pass a live socket to another process. Apart
    from the well-known posix fork()-based solution, we learn that there
    is actually a relatively clean way to do it in Windows as well.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=5d00592f.0410110923.2bb2b1ea%40posting.google.com
    
    Irmen de Jong announces a new release of the Snakelets web programming
    framework, and gets in an interesting discussion about implementing the
    new, official WSGI API for it and the benefits it would provide.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=416ae4b9%240%2478749%24e4fe514c%40news.xs4all.nl
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=mailman.4769.1097609657.5135.python-list%40python.org
    
    Denis Wendum learns that the reverse version of the comparison
    operator __lt__ is __gt__, not __rlt__, but the discussion quickly
    turns towards the differences in attribute access between classic and
    new style classes.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=416BD8E7.9885FEBD%40pasdepourriels.edf.fr
    
    Nick needs to know how to change the desktop background in Windows
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=416c8404%241_3%40alt.athenanews.com
    
    Mabororshi wonders about rewriting the Linux kernel in python. Posters
    question the virtues of such an endeavour, especially that of a pure
    python approach, but writing an OS kernel in Python not only doesn't
    seem so far-fetched - it's been done, as can be seen from the thread.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=10mrba51r9dql4f%40corp.supernews.com
    
    IPython, besides changing the license to BSD, will be going through a
    major cleanup in the immediate future. Fernando Perez, the author of
    the software, wouldn't mind code contributions.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.4814.1097652544.5135.python-list%40python.org
    
    John finds out that at this time, CORBA is probably the optimal way to
    get COM-like functionality for Python in Linux.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=ba129ce7.0410111812.52f88cac%40posting.google.com
    
    Python 2.4, beta 1 is out. Especially notable with this release is the
    inclusion of the new "subprocess" module.
        http://www.python.org/2.4/
        http://www.python.org/peps/pep-0324.html
    

========================================================================
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 newsgroup 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

    Python Success Stories--from air-traffic control to on-line
    match-making--can inspire you or decision-makers to whom you're
    subject with a vision of what the language makes practical.
        http://www.pythonology.com/success

    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

    Kurt B. Kaiser publishes a weekly report on faults and patches.
        http://www.google.com/groups?as_usubject=weekly%20python%20patch
       
    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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