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QOTW: "The Python people also piped [up] to say 'everything's just fine
here' but then they always do.  I really must learn that language." --
Tim Bray

"[B]y choosing a lower level language, like C++, at the start of your
project, rather than a higher level one, like Python, you ARE optimizing
WAY prematurely."  Alex Martelli

    A discussion about patterns for dealing with separators in a data

    A discussion on finding the differences between elements in a list.

    A question about keeping ints in a word leads to a discussion of machine
    A question about replacements for strings leads to a comparision of
    regular expressions and strings for a text processing task.

    Skip Montanaro provides an example of using SpamBayes to classify
    things other than mail.

    EuroPython 2003 remains particularly receptive to talks on "Python
    in Business"., a Finite State Machine generator for Python is now

    Pyrex 0.6 is a language for writing Python extension modules that
    lets you mix operations on C and Python data.

    wxPyPlot 1.0 Beta is a tool for producing simple plots with wxPython.

    SCons 0.12 is a build tool written in Python.

    Easibox 0.1.5 is a python tool for building distribution archives.


Everything you want is probably one or two clicks away in these pages:'s Python Language Website is the traditional
    center of Pythonia
    Notice especially the master FAQ

    PythonWare complements the digest you're reading with the
    daily python url  
    Mygale is a news-gathering webcrawler that specializes in (new)
    World-Wide Web articles related to Python. 
    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.

    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.

    The Python Package Index catalogues packages.

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

    Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
    mailing lists

    The Python Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies
    that base their business on ... Python."

    The Python Software Foundation has replaced the Python Consortium
    as an independent nexus of activity

    Cetus does much of the same

    Python FAQTS

    The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
    SourceForge reincarnation.
    The online Python Journal is posted at and
    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*

    Tenth International Python Conference            

    Archive probing tricks of the trade:*

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