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Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (September 10)

Sep 11, 2002, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])

QOTW:  "I've had an interesting year - I've been coding in nothing but
Python (Unix & Win32) and assembler (embedded PIC processors).  Talk
about a contrast!  Yet in both cases, the languages 'Fit My Brain' for
the tasks at hand." - Tim Daneliuk
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2002-September/121704.html

"I'm too new to Python to give you good technical reasons to use it,
but I like it :)" - TeaAndBikkie 
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2002-September/121789.html

"This is actually the first new program I've coded in C (rather than
Python) in a good four years or so." - Eric S. Raymond 
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2002-September/121533.html


Threads..
    The Python-dev list summary for 2002-08-16 - 2002-09-01:
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2002-September/121533.html
    
    In light of the new PEP Format, Dr. David Mertz narrarates his
    experience with text formatting markup methods:
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2002-August/120870.html
    
    Python interprocess communication methods:
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2002-September/120900.html
    
    Many thoughts on the cryptic nature of regular expressions:
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2002-September/120906.html
    
    Duncan Booth points some of the relatively few gotchas he's
    encountered when packaging a Python program into an EXE:
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2002-September/120984.html

    Python-based Windows EXE's installation hints:
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2002-September/121711.html
    
    Repeatable module import debuging tips:
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2002-September/120972.html
    
    There are faster ways for building huge strings:
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2002-September/121103.html
    
    Thorough response to algorithm question on 'Smoothing a discrete set
    of data':
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2002-September/121777.html
    
    Building Python on SCO issues discussed:
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2002-September/121231.html

    Number-of-threads-implemented concern addressed:
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2002-September/121260.html
    
    More answers on reasons to learn Python, with thoughts on PHP:
       http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2002-September/121264.html
    
    Tim Rue is perplexing.  This thread concludes with with an FAQ
    that makes things as clear as possible.
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2002-September/121701.html
    
    Question on encryption leads to intro, warnings and directions to
    more detailed resources: 
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2002-September/121270.html
    
    How to handle stdin/stdout for daemonization:
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2002-September/121783.html
    
    Thoughts on support for rebinding in nested scopes:
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2002-September/121531.html

    Which database is right for 2000-3000 records?:
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2002-September/121546.html
    
    Larry Wall's Python comments in his Slashdot interview 
        http://interviews.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=02/09/06/1343222&mode=nocomment 
    are discussed on the c.l.py:
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2002-September/121683.html
    
Software 
    xmlrpclib 1.0.1 includes Bug fixes and performance enhancements:
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-announce-list/2002-September/001665.html
    
    CherryPy? 0.6 adds SSL support: 
        http://www.cherrypy.org
    
    JinSitu - Interactive introspection environment for Java and Jython:
        http://www.krause-software.de/jinsitu/
    
    Pyrex 0.4.4.1 now available:
        http://www.cosc.canterbury.ac.nz/~greg/python/Pyrex/
    
    PyGame 1.53 includes CD-ROM & MPEG object enhancements, Civil-0.8 and rectangle handling improvements:
        http://www.pygame.org

    lfm 0.9, UNIX Python Midnight Commander Clone:
        http://www.terra.es/personal7/inigoserna/lfm
    
    scgi 0.5 is now available from:
        http://www.mems-exchange.org/software/scgi/
    
    "spambayes" is a Python implementation of applying Bayesian
    classifier to spam detection:
        http://sf.net/projects/spambayes
    
    New Stackless Python beta available: 
        http://www.stackless.com
    
    'waccess' v. 2.0  web log analyzer is released at:
        http://www.tundraware.com/Software/waccess/
    
    Freeware 'AutoIt' Win32 UI test automation tool noted:
        http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2002-September/121681.html
    

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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 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.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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