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Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (February 24)

Mar 02, 2003, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])

QOTW: "And THIS doesn't confuse a seven year old?!  Heck, it confuses me... and
I'm old." -- Lulu of the Lotus-Eaters

"I never quite understood why people despise Perl so much until I've had
to wade through the current code to rewrite it in Python. It's so much better
in Python."    Robert Kern


Discussion:
    A question about the best book for a pre-teen to use to learn
    python leads to a discussion of such books, and of books for
    youngsters to learn programming in general.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=20619edc.0302181127.6ad39e68@posting.google.com

    A question about controlling a couple of Linux-based applications
    from Python leads to a discussion of scripting applications in
    general before turning into reminiscing about the Amiga.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=ee9f3724.0302181352.34f774a0@posting.google.com

    Tim Peters illustrates the pattern that solution of a more general
    problem (in this case, to find an extremal list element) sometimes
    is cheaper than the naive particular one.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?frame=left&th=c16cebb595b22037

    An attempt to represent infinity in Python leads to a discussion of
    how that can be done, and several solutions, depending on which
    infinity you want to represent.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=7xof58mp3t.fsf@ruckus.brouhaha.com

    A discussion of how Python should be invoked once it's been
    embedded in the shell.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=b30tjp%241h8nua%241@ID-99293.news.dfncis.de

Announcements:
    Leo 3.11b1 was released. Leo is an outline editor that can be used
    for editing programs and projects.
        http://sourceforge.net/projects/leo/

    Artima.com published an interview with Guido van Rossum.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=2d68e379.0302190036.25c118c4@posting.google.com    

    SilverCity 0.8.0 has been released. Silvercity is a python lexical
    analysis package.
        http://sourceforge.net/projects/silvercity/

    Python 2.3a2 has been released.
        http://www.python.org/2.3/

    Python doesn't have CPAN, but it does have PyPI.
        http://www.python.org/pypi

    Michael Hudson focuses the attention of enterprise readers on Python.
        http://www.intelligententerprise.com/030301/604e_business1_1.shtml

    Boudewijn Rempt and David Mertz instruct developerWorks readers in PyQt.
        http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-qt/?ca=dgr-linuxw02QTPyQT


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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

    Brett Cannon continues the marvelous tradition established by 
    Andrew Kuchling and Michael Hudson of summarizing action on the
    python-dev mailing list once every other week.
        http://www.python.org/dev/summary/

    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 Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies
    that base their business on ... Python."
        http://www.python-in-business.org

    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

    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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or
  http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_q=+Python-URL!&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python


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