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Python-URL! for October 29, 1999

Oct 29, 1999, 18:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Ascher)

Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 12:44:36 -0500 (CDT)
From: David Ascher <<a href="">>

The Python world is hopping this week, with some high-profile announcements:

Two books out this week! Fredrik Lundh (a.k.a. eff-bot) published his guide to the standard Python library as an eMatter volume:

David Beazley releases a great summary of the essential Python information in his most excellent book (I know, I reviewed it):

Frank Willison is still pushing Python and Zope at ORA, in very sneaky ways:

The Python Jobs board is live, and already populated with quite a few job offers, some at marquee companies, some at intriguing startups:

Marc-Andre Lemburg bit the bullet and with help from many, has a module which gives much more information than sys.platform:

There's an interesting discussion on whether multimethods (a.k.a. multiple dispatch) could and should be used in Python.

Barry Warsaw releases JPython 1.1b4, fixing bugs and increasing speed both:

Everything you want is probably one or two clicks away in these pages:'s Python Language Website is the center of Pythonia

Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group mailing lists

Python Consortium emerges as an independent nexus of activity

Python To-Do List anticipates some of Python's future direction

Python Journal is at work on its second issue

Links2Go is a new semi-automated link collection; it's impressive what AI can generate

Archive probing trick of the trade:

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