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Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (April 2)

Apr 04, 2002, 08:00 (2 Talkback[s])
QOTW:  "Is this one of those deals where you tickle a file with that
'mouse' thing, and then a dialog box from an irrelevant program pops
up and steals the focus before you can finish what you started?  I
love stuff like that." -Tim Peters

"[T]he distinctive difference between PCs and other consumer electronics
is that only PCs are allowed to fail in routine use." -Peter Coffee


    Does Python deserve a boolean type?  Powerful minds analyze PEP 285.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=3d8f05b445cdbf9b

    Aahz echoes timbot's entreaties to esteem the benefits of Queue.Queue.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=1e465bd53977862f

    April Fool's roundup:
    ZWiki Author Disillusioned...Rubymortis sets in. - see "Big news"
        http://zwiki.org/GeneralDiscussion
        http://zwiki.org/GeneralDiscussion200204 (future archive)
    ZopeNewbies: Microsoft takes over Zope
        http://www.zopenewbies.net/1017662225/index_html
    Sestina deemed best format for switch statement implementation
        http://www.acmenet.net/~jilhan/sesform.html
    Docstrings requirement feature in 2.2.1 avoidable by use of ""  
    SOAP to be transported over IRC; finger/whois replaces WSDL.

    The real Tkinter documentation URL:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=83aa5100ac5e4d76&seekm=slrnaa7ic5.ehu.philh%40comuno.freeserve.co.uk#link20

    Bob McMillan elicits "Python's Creator Guido van Rossum's Take on Open
    Source's Favorite Serpent"
        http://www.linux-mag.com/2001-12/rossum_01.html

    Plotting Pointers:
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2002-March/094177.html

    Nicolas Chauvat is looking for interested people to form a Logic-SIG 
    or CLP-SIG.
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2002-March/094019.html

    Reading binary as text is not the easiest way..
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2002-March/094424.html
    
    Coding can be pure poetry...
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=83aa5100ac5e4d76&seekm=FC718F7B3AF20F62.09ECC4E1E82F69E7.7E08A6AB55BAC1B9%40lp.airnews.net#link6

    Measuring memory allocation
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2002-March/094191.html

    Messaging or Threading..and safely
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2002-March/094235.html

    PEP 262: Database of Installed Python Packages Moving into Interface
    Development and on to Integration

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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  
    Mygale is a news-gathering webcrawler that specializes in (new)
    World-Wide Web articles related to Python.
         http://www.awaretek.com/nowak/mygale.html 
    While cosmetically similar, Mygale and the Daily Python-URL
    are utterly different in their technologies and generally in
    their results.

    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 continued Andrew Kuchling's marvelous tradition
    of summarizing action on the python-dev mailing list once every
    other week, into July 2001.  Any volunteers to re-start this
    valuable series?
        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.org/oo_python.html

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

    The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
    SourceForge reincarnation.
        http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=355470&group_id=5470&func=browse
        http://python.sourceforge.net/peps/pep-0042.html
     
    The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.cognizor.com/.
    editor@pythonjournal.com and editor@pythonjournal.cognizor.com
    welcome submission of material that helps people's understanding
    of Python use, and offer Web presentation of your work.

    *Py: the Journal of the Python Language*
        http://www.pyzine.com

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

    Tenth International Python Conference 
        http://www.python10.org            

    Archive probing tricks of the trade:
        http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python&num=100
        http://groups.google.com/groups?meta=site%3Dgroups%26group%3Dcomp.lang.python.*

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