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Python-URL! for July 31, 2000

Jul 31, 2000, 19:37 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Grant Edwards)

Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000 11:21:57 -0500 (CDT)
From: Grant Edwards ge@nowhere.none
Newsgroups: comp.lang.python
Subject: Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jul 31)

David Bolen points out a handy module that inserts variable values into strings in a manner familiar to Perl and Tcl users.

Sam Penrose provides further thoughts on the task of substituting variable values into strings.

Kirby Urner posts information about and links to pages on object-oriented programming in math education.

Corran Webster is working on a module that allows Python programmers to define and verify module interfaces.

Irmen de Jong announces version 1.3 of Pyro (Python Remote
Objects): a distributed object system for Python.

Huaiyu Zhu announces version 0.3.0 of MatPy (Matrix package for

Guido van Rossum posts a link to slides from a talk given at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention and hints at release plans for 1.6, 2.0, and plans for moving to a site hosted by VA Linux.

Guido van Rossum says that the Python license confusion will soon get resolved.
Tim Peters provides a widely-applauded update on the CNRI license situation. Peter Schneider-Kamp works on an open letter to CNRI requesting clarification on the license situation.

Michael Ströder announces version 0.7.8 of a full-featured LDAPv2+ client written in Python designed to run as a web gateway.

David Bolen opens a discussion about changes to the Win32pipe module expected to be released in Python 2.0.

PythonWare announces availability of evaluation copies of version 1.0.1 of the PythonWorks IDE.

Cameron Laird keeps an eye on Perl developments at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention.
And Dan Kuchler provides additional comments and another link on Perl developments.

Greg Weeks looks up cites for the never-ending discussion over what to call Python's assignment and parameter passing model.

Grant Munsey notes that Adobe is working on Python plug-ins for Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects.

Timothy O'Mally provides a module that can set the timeout values for TCP sockets.

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

eff-bot's complements this digest with his daily python url

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

Python Consortium emerges as an independent nexus of activity

The Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects Python resources

Python FAQTS

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: defaultOp=AND&LNG=ALL&format=threaded&showsort=date&maxhits=100&groups=comp.lang.python

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