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Python-URL! for February 28, 2000

Feb 29, 2000, 05:08 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Fredrik Lundh)

Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 23:01:44 -0600 (CST)
From: Fredrik Lundh <<a href="mailto:effbot@telia.com">effbot@telia.com
Newsgroups: comp.lang.python
Subject: Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Feb 28)

Help wanted:

Andrew Kuchling: Maintainer needed for the curses module
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=590053755

David Ascher: Call for Patch for Borland compiler
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=588013997

www.faqts.com: Python Knowledge Base
http://www.faqts.com/knowledge-base/index.phtml/fid/199/lang

New mailing lists:

ASP scripting with Python:
http://www.asplists.com/asplists/asppython.asp

Glenn Norton announces a small study group for Python newcomers:
http://www.egroups.com/group/python-studies/info.html

More Python-related projects move to sourceforge:

Numerical Python:
http://numpy.sourceforge.net

Bernard Herzog's Sketch:
http://sketch.sourceforge.net

Alessandro Bottoni reviews John Grayson's 'Python and Tkinter programming,' and likes what he sees:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=588012707

Over at the software carpentry, Philip Wadler discusses how to 'embed' a make-like tool in Python:
http://software-carpentry.codesourcery.com/lists/sc-discuss/msg00068.html

From the newsgroup:

Tim Peters: Fun with Lazy Streams
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=590446915
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=590532128 (errata)

Tom Bryan: How to configure Emacs to use Python
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=587498993
http://www.python.org/emacs/python-mode

Tim Peters: Performance penalties when using nested functions
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=589614882

Fredrik Lundh: How to do file locking on Windows
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=589808979

Aahz Maruch: How to use threads (a simple threading example)
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=570016307

Fredrik Lundh: extracting hyperlinks from an HTML document
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=588617613

Tom Bryan: Comparing Perl and Python
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=588777654

Jamie Zawinski: Tabs versus Spaces: An Eternal Holy War
http://www.jwz.org/doc/tabs-vs-spaces.html

Jay Graves wants to run Python on AS/400:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=588863805

Andreas Otto: proposes a 'token-stream compiler' for Python
http://home.t-online.de/home/aotto/compiler-Paper.html (in german)

The annual GUI war came and went. Highlights: Gerrit Holl: Python GUI Comparision
http://www.nl.linux.org/~gerrit/gui.html

Guido van Rossum: Tkinter vs. wxPython
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=589134497

Peter Funk: Tkinter works with Tcl/Tk 8.3.0
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=589280553

Lyle Johnson: Python bindings for the FOX user interface toolkit
http://home.hiwaay.net/~johnson2/FXPy

Fredrik Lundh: Some notes on Tkinter performance
http://www.pythonware.com/people/fredrik/fyi/fyi03.htm

Kevin Rogers: Where to find Tkinter documentation
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=588911772

Fredrik Lundh: How to print stuff from Tkinter
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=588907043

Kevin Cazabon: How to make sure Tkinter images stay on screen
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=589175052

Robin Becker: Tkinter stubs for dummies
http://www.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2000-February/046654.html

On the lighter side: Martijn Faassen explains why Tim Peters must be invisible:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=588080148

Will Ware: Phyththon misspelling contest
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/viewthread.xp?AN=589151105

Egbert Bouwman: a regular expression that matches all possible spellings of the word 'python' (from 'pitn' to 'phphphieyythonne'):
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=589804937

...and finally, Francois Pinard wonders what a 'killer app' really is. Bill Gates has the answer:
http://www.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2000-February/046773.html


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

eff-bot's complements this digest with his daily python url
http://hem.passagen.se/eff/url.htm

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

The Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects Python resources
http://www.vex.net/~x/parnassus/

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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http://purl.org/thecliff/python/url.html
or
http://www.dejanews.com/dnquery.xp?QRY=~g%20comp.lang.python%20Python-URL%21

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