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

Mar 25, 2003, 07:00 (1 Talkback[s])

QOTW: "If you want to soak yourself in gasoline, go right ahead. And if you don't, dont. But if you do, and then insist on lighting matches ... well ... don't come crying to me..." -- Sean Ross

"God, it's amazing that Python can even raise one's telepathic powers." -- William Park

Discussion:

Last week's "Python-URL!" posting leads to a discussion of the irrational and the normal.

http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=v7bi79rvmvm5ac@corp.supernews.com

PyCon's begun! Sprinters are already at work.

http://python.org/pycon/

Michele Simionato shows how to implement PEP 312, and thus PEP 308, using current python features.

http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=2259b0e2.0303171358.5a6fe337@posting.google.com

A complaint about not being able to compare complex numbers to other numbers turns into complaints about being able to compare incomparable things.

http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1048101429.6559.python-list@python.org

Oxford will host the UK Python conference 2003 on Wednesday April 2nd and Thursday 3rd. Note that the Conference website includes an interesting Wiki.

http://www.python-uk.org/

The behavior of shelfs in regard to changes is explored and explained.

http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=7gy93dmzzu.fsf@pikespeak.metacarta.com Pickling generators remains a challenge; a few solutions are available, though.

http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=mailman.1048341517.7261.python-list@python.org

Boudewijn Rempt explains what's interesting about Python 2.3.

http://www.informit.com/isapi/product_id~{A78E4737-3E0F-4630-8DAA-DAA45E11C748}/session_id~{FBD92B02-BD33-45DE-8F72-AAED3CD1F21D}/content/index.asp

Announcements:

mod_python 3.0.3 allows python to be better integrated with web servers.

http://www.modpython.org/

Discord 1.0 is a tool for converting dates from Gregorian to Discordian.

http://www.alcyone.com/pyos/discord/

Pyrexdoc is an HTML doc generator for Pyrexx modules.

http://www.cosc.canterbury.ac.nz/~greg/python/Pyrex/tools/pyrexdoc/

Boost 1.30.0 is a library of libraries. The things included in boost are too numerous to be listed individually, and too eclectic to be summarised easily.

http://www.boost.org/


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 Python Package Index catalogues packages.

http://www.python.org/pypi/

The somewhat older Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects references to all sorts of 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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