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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="mailto:da@ski.org">da@ski.org>

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:
http://www.pythonware.com/people/fredrik/librarybook.htm

David Beazley releases a great summary of the essential Python information in his most excellent book (I know, I reviewed it):
http://www.deja.com/getdoc.xp&AN=540981804

Frank Willison is still pushing Python and Zope at ORA, in very sneaky ways:
http://www.oreilly.com/frank/rossum_1099.html
http://www.oreilly.com/frank/

The Python Jobs board is live, and already populated with quite a few job offers, some at marquee companies, some at intriguing startups:
http://www.python.org/Jobs.html

Marc-Andre Lemburg bit the bullet and with help from many, has a module which gives much more information than sys.platform:
http://starship.skyport.net/~lemburg/platform.py

There's an interesting discussion on whether multimethods (a.k.a. multiple dispatch) could and should be used in Python.
http://www.deja.com/getdoc.xp&AN=540981803
http://www.deja.com/getdoc.xp&AN=542008708

Barry Warsaw releases JPython 1.1b4, fixing bugs and increasing speed both:
http://www.jpython.org


Everything you want is probably one or two clicks away in these pages:

Python.org's Python Language Website is the center of Pythonia
http://www.python.org

Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group mailing lists
http://www.python.org/sigs/

Python Consortium emerges as an independent nexus of activity
http://www.python.org/consortium

Python To-Do List anticipates some of Python's future direction
http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/todo.py

Python Journal is at work on its second issue
http://www.pythonjournal.com

Links2Go is a new semi-automated link collection; it's impressive what AI can generate
http://www.links2go.com/search?search=python

Archive probing trick of the trade:
http://www.dejanews.com/dnquery.xp?QRY=&DBS=2&ST=PS&defaultOp=AND&LNG=ALL&format=threaded&showsort=date&maxhits=100&groups=comp.lang.python

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-- The Python-URL! Team --

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