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Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Mar 26)

Mar 26, 2001, 20:21 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Oleg Broytmann)

Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2001 09:54:06 -0600 (CST)
From: Oleg Broytmann phd@phd.russ.ru
To: Dr.Dobb's.Python-URL.distribution@starbase.neosoft.com
Newsgroups: comp.lang.python
Subject: Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Mar 26)

Guido van Rossum announces Python 2.1b2
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/python-announce-list/message/1104

On the heels of the announcement Sean Reifschneider announces Python 2.1b2 SRPM
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/python-announce-list/message/1105

Fred Drake updates documentation for the second beta release of Python 2.1
http://python.sourceforge.net/devel-docs/

Andrew Kuchling reminds there are Python HOWTO Documents
http://py-howto.sourceforge.net/

It was a week of PEPs. Barry Warsaw updates PEP 1, PEP Purpose and Guidelines
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/python-list/message/128991

Andrew Kuchling writes PEP 241: Metadata for Python Software Packages
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/python-announce-list/message/1099

Clark Evans writes a new PEP for Query Protocol Interface; the discussion is deep
http://groups.google.com/groups?lr=&group=comp.lang.python&safe=off&ic=1&th=41a1861d6f82a50d&seekd=911967025
http://groups.google.com/groups?lr=&group=comp.lang.python&safe=off&ic=1&th=67d8c4d642a4b0b&seekd=911967026
He applies for a PEP number
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/python-list/message/129126

Michel Pelletier reminds about PEP 245: Python interfaces
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/python-list/message/129327

Clark Evans comments
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/python-list/message/129331

Paul Dubois writes PEP 242: Numeric Kinds
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/python-list/message/128862

Sean Reifschneider makes PEP243: Module Repository Upload Mechanism
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/python-list/message/129570
and Distutils upload patch
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/python-list/message/129671

Moshe Zadka announces new list for discussion of Python's Numeric Model
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/python-list/message/128911

John Shipman reveals new Tkinter and PIL documentation
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/python-list/message/129319
84 pages in Postsvript or PDF format

Object inspectors just like Smalltalk! Visually inspect objects as you code. Written using tkinter; interfaces nicely into IDLE
http://www.smalltalksource.org/anth/python/inspector.zip

Thinking Outside the Box
http://washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A23937-2001Mar18.html
The government should give you copyright. But in exchange, you owe me a buck every time your software crashes.
(Not related to Python, just a good reading)

TuxBot Programming with Python
http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/python/2001/03/21/pythonnews.html

Bruce Edge shows how to preserve history between interactive sessions
(using readline, of course)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/python-list/message/128961

Doug Fort publishes another cookie module
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/python-list/message/129121

Building Zope and Python on Mac OS X
http://www.zope.org/Members/jshell/ZopeOnOSX

Zope:
Zope 2.3.1 beta 3 released
http://lists.zope.org/pipermail/zope-announce/2001-March/000393.html

An Interview with Paul Everitt and Ken Manheimer of Digital Creations
http://oss4lib.org/readings/interview-everitt-manheimer-2001-03.php

A Zope Spreadsheet Generator: Perl, Python, And DTML Working Together
http://www.byte.com/column/BYT20010314S0002

Chris Withers finally releases Squishdot 1.0.0
http://lists.zope.org/pipermail/zope/2001-March/086183.html

Hot threads of the week:
New PEP: The directive statement

http://groups.google.com/groups?lr=&group=comp.lang.python&safe=off&ic=1&th=b137a4ad27f7a6f9&seekd=911921785
Static methods

http://groups.google.com/groups?lr=&group=comp.lang.python.*&safe=off&ic=1&th=162da83d63248a97&seekd=910508206


Everything 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 daily python url
http://www.pythonware.com/daily

comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be sure to scan this newly-revitalized newsgroup at least weekly.
http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python.announce

Michael Hudson continues Andrew Kuchling's marvelous tradition of summarizing action on the python-dev mailing list once every other week.
http://starship.python.net/crew/mwh/summaries/
http://www.amk.ca/python/dev

The Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collect 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 Software Foundation has replaced the Python Consortium as an independent nexus of activity
http://www.python.org/psf/

Cetus does much of the same
http://www.cetus-links.de/oo_python.html

Python FAQTS
http://python.faqts.com/

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://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python&num=100

Previous - (U)se the (R)esource, (L)uke! - messages are listed here:
http://purl.org/thecliff/python/url.html
or
http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_q=+Python-URL!&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python

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